Instructional television

Instructional television

Instructional television (ITV) is a type of television program that is designed for use in schools. Programs on instructional television may be less than one half hour long (generally 15 minutes in length) to help their integration into the classroom setting. These shows are often accompanied by teachers' guides that include material to help use this program in lessons. Instructional television programs are often shown during the daytime on public television stations in the United States. However, fewer public TV stations devote their airtime to ITV today than they do in the past; these days, ITV programs are either seen on a digital subchannel of a public TV station, or passed on to the local level, on TV channels run by local school boards.

Instructional television has been granted 20 microwave channels, administered by local educational institutions, through a service known in the USA as ITFS, or Instructional Television Fixed Service. Instructional television may also be programmed on broadcast stations.

ee also

* Agency for Instructional Technology "-- ITV program distributor"

External links

* [ About ITFS]
* [ National Instructional Television Fixed Service Association website]

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