British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Open Skies, Grass Roots (2 Parts)

Synopsis
1: In the early 1980s the provincial government of British Columbia supported the introduction of a province-wide distance education system known as ‘The Knowledge Network’. Based in Vancouver, the network links community colleges, universities, specialist institutes and students using ‘telecourses’ together with a a public service broadcasting system. It harnesses the potential of television satellite transmission and reception. Examines how and why the system works.
2: Key personnel discuss the ideas and principles which lie behind the system.
Series
Communication and Education, Course Eh207
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min.
Year of production
1987
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION
Subjects
Education
Keywords
British Columbia; Canada; distance learning; open learning; satellite communications

Credits

Producer
Ken Little

Sections

Title
Distance learning in British Columbia
Synopsis
1: In the early 1980s the provincial government of British Columbia supported the introduction of a province-wide distance education system known as 'The Knowledge Network'. Based in Vancouver, the network links community colleges, universities, specialis

Title
Postscript, A
Synopsis
2: Key personnel discuss the ideas and principles which lie behind the system.

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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