In 1980, the U.S. Agency for International Development initiated the AID Rural Satellite Program (RSP) to explore the potential of telecommunications as a means of extending scarce expert resources and expanding educational opportunities to remote and rural areas. Building on simple, interactive, and inexpensive telephone-based technologies, the Program developed teleconferencing systems for use as a development tool. Three pilot projects-in Indonesia, the West Indies, and Peru-were implemented to test and demonstrate that audioteleconferencing could reliably and affordably support development activities in education, health and agriculture.
The abstract of this paper is available in Bahasa Indonesia. See supplemental files below.
Shaw, Willard D.
"Distance Education via Satellite: An Early Case Study of the Indonesian Distance Education Satellite System,"
Online Journal of Space Communication: Vol. 6
, Article 11.
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