ERIC Number: ED452810
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
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Digital Video--From the Desktop to Antarctica.
Hutto, David N.
This narrative describes the processes and technologies employed to produce and deliver a series of complex interactive learning experiences that brought together working scientists in Antarctic and students and teachers across North America. This multifaceted program included field production in the Antarctic, the use of experimental communications technologies to provide real-time interactive communication from across the globe, and the re-purposing of the educational materials from the live programs to produce an exciting and engaging interactive CD-ROM and Web site. "Live From Antarctica 2" was a series of three one-hour interactive television programs produced by Passport to Knowledge (Morristown, New Jersey) with considerable production support from the Mississippi State University Television Center in Starkville, Mississippi. This undertaking involved establishing bi-directional television broadcasting facilities in the Palmer Peninsula of Antarctica. Through these experimental facilities, NSF researches would be connected to the program originating facility at Mississippi State University and ultimately to students and teachers around the country through PBS and NASA-TV. Through a mix of communications technologies, students were able to ask questions and receive responses from the scientists working at their field research stations. The goal of the project was to bring science to life and to vividly illustrate the problems, challenges, and rewards of gathering research about the valuable wildlife, natural science, and ecosystems of the Antarctic. (AEF)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Interactive Television, Interactive Video, Optical Data Disks, Programming (Broadcast), Science Education, Scientists, Telecommunications, Television
For full text: http://www.educause.edu/conference/e2000/proceedings.html. For full text: http://www.educause.edu/asp/doclib/abstract.asp?ID=EDU0016. html.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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