ERIC Number: ED355931
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Utilizing Telecommunications for Education: The Nebraska Model. A Report.
Foster, Laura Kliewer
Most midwestern states have experimented with some type of interactive video for educational purposes, but Nebraska has developed a statewide system to transmit educational programs, mainly via satellite telecommunications. Other states may find Nebraska's experiences helpful in considering their own educational telecommunications plans. Feasibility studies led Nebraska to develop four satellite-transmitted networks--popularly called NEB*SAT--that allow concurrent transmission capability. The four networks of NEB*SAT are: (1) Network 1, a broadcast television channel that can be received by anyone, transmitting the Schools TeleLearning Service and the instructional programs of the Nebraska Educational Television Council for Higher Education; (2) Network 2, a broadcast channel for distance learning and continuing education; (3) Network 3, compressed video for interactive instruction in eight locations so far; and (4) Network 4, the fiber optics portion of NEB*SAT, still in planning stages. Development and implementation costs are reviewed. Appendix A discusses the role of consultants to the system. A glossary is included. (Contains 6 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Broadcast Television, Communications Satellites, Continuing Education, Cost Effectiveness, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Information Networks, Interactive Video, Program Development, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications
Midwestern Office, Council of State Governments, 641 East Butterfield Road, Suite 401, Lombard, IL 60148-5651 ($7).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of State Governments, Lombard, IL. Midwestern Legislative Conference.
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska