To: Members of the Provost's Classroom Facilities Review Committee
From: Al Filreis
Re: Channel 19
Below you'll see a message from Jack Abercrombie, reporting that the CPB Project is helping made video instruction available through Channel 19, and you'll recall that we as a committee approved one proposal made to our Classroom Technology Fund to help get Channel 19 on AVN off the ground.* An example--savor it--of various arms around Penn working together to make real innovation in teaching possible. This will greatly aid language instruction. Thanks to Jack for stitching all this together.
* SAS Computing supported this also; we are providing some hardware.
> > Dear Colleagues, > > I am pleased to report that CPB Project will be sending us a letter > confirming that we can use Destinos and French-In-Action video material on > Channel 19, the instructional channel support from funds from SAS > Computing/ETS and the University Classroom Committee, in support of > instruction. We will not need to acquire an additional license, or pay an > additional fee for such a use. CPB understand that we would broadcast that > material as part of face-to-face instruction and not as a performance > requiring additional fees. Of course, it will be up to our colleagues in > French and Spanish if they have any interest in providing that material > across the channel. I await to hear from them on whether they have any > interest in having this material broadcast during class or after class. > > Cheers, > > Jack > > cc: Ben Goldstein > Katie McGee > John Yates > Bob Douglas > Al Filreis > John Smolen >