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Effects of Satellite Communications in the World’s Largest Classroom
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, University of Newcastle, Australia ; , University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia ; , Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education, Australia

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-60-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Satellite communications recently replaced the two-way radio at the School of Air classrooms throughout Northern Territory and News South Wales in Australia. The evaluators of this massive technology innovation surveyed all the participants in the programs. The surveys indicate that the students, parents, teachers and associated people were pleased with the improvements in sound quality and being able to see the teachers. The respondents were very impressed with the improvements in most aspects of the educational communications and by the new opportunities presented by the new satellite-based facilities, the training and access to Internet. A number of areas for improvement of the systems and their operations were also identified, e.g. desired improvements in student and parent training in the equipment use, the sharing of innovative teaching techniques among teachers, exploring the possibility of providing secondary education in the remote areas via this system.

Citation

Crump, S., Tuovinen, J.T. & Simons, L. (2006). Effects of Satellite Communications in the World’s Largest Classroom. In T. Reeves & S. Yamashita (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2006--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 192-199). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 19, 2019 from .

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