Education talkback: Television for interactive learning

Tony Dean


The unique partnership between the Ministry of Education in Western Australia and the Golden West Network enables educational broadcasts to be transmitted live from Perth via satellite to the whole State. Using telephone talkback techniques, the Ministry is able to emulate the satellite-based communication systems of such agencies as the Knowledge Network in Canada, but with the important distinction of using the public airwaves rather than a private network. This paper reports on the first series of live, interactive programs broadcast by the Ministry in 1987.

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