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ERIC Number: ED420317
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 121
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Utilization of Satellite Dish Technology and its Application in Taping PeachStar Programming: A Survey of Library Media Specialists.
Razza, Betsy L.
Through lottery funding, all public schools in Georgia received satellite dish equipment. This study is an assessment of the use of the satellite dish equipment by library media specialists in the DeKalb County School System for taping PeachStar (the satellite channel of Georgia Public Broadcasting) programming. The purpose was four-fold: (1) to determine the frequency of use and the tasks involved; (2) to ascertain what factors facilitated or impeded utilization; (3) to learn which programs were being taped; and (4) to determine if demographic factors influenced use. The 138 library media specialists of the DeKalb County Public Schools, DeKalb County, Georgia served as the population for this study. A six-page survey instrument was designed and distributed asking library media specialists to rate their proficiency at using the satellite dish technology, the frequency of taping, the tasks involved, the series taped, and the factors that facilitated or impeded utilization of PeachStar programming. Results indicated that most DeKalb library media specialists were using the satellite technology provided by the state to tape PeachStar programming. Usage was higher in the elementary schools than the secondary schools in terms of the frequency of taping and number of series taped. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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