ERIC Number: ED343556
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar-13
Reference Count: N/A
TI-IN United Star Network: Final Project Report (October 1, 1988-September 30, 1990) for Star Schools Program.
Pease, Pamela S.
This report provides a detailed summary of the TI-IN United Star Network research and demonstration project, which was funded by the United States Department of Education's Star Schools Program from 1988-1990. The stated goals of the project were: (1) establishment of a satellite-based telecommunications partnership composed of public institutions of higher education, state education agencies, a local education agency, and a private telecommunications network; (2) installation of satellite receive (downlink) technology in 316 high schools across the nation which were economically and educationally disadvantaged; (3) demonstration of TI-IN United Star Network as a developer and broadcaster of over 2,600 hours of live, interactive satellite-based programs, targeted for students and teachers, in the subject areas of mathematics and science; and (4) evaluation of the project including programming and school utilization. The report outlines and discusses the multiple aspects of implementation and demonstration, including an overview of the structure of the partnership, the process of identifying and equipping sites, the programming developed over the two year project, challenges encountered during the implementation, technology and programming, project evaluation, and post-Star School activities. The remainder of the report consists of 13 attachments: (1) list of utilization specialists; (2) Star Schools brochure; (3) operational guidelines; (4) TI-IN Network newsletter; (5) newspaper and magazine articles; (6) questions and answers about Star Schools, a list specifying hardware and programming awards to Star School recipients, year 1 and year 2 programming; (7) a list of Star School sites by state; (8) Illinois State Board of Education and Western Illinois University Application and assurances; (9) description of programming provided by partners; (10) enrollment in courses; (11) inventory list; (12) scholarships; and (13) evaluations. (DB)
Descriptors: Communications Satellites, Distance Education, Educationally Disadvantaged, High Schools, Interaction, Mathematics Instruction, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Science Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Staff Development, State Departments of Education, State School District Relationship, Telecommunications, Teleconferencing
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: TI-IN Network, Inc., San Antonio, TX.