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Agency for Instructional Technology

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Administrative History/Information:

  • Began in 1962 when the U.S. Office of Education financed, as a five-year demonstration, the National Instructional Television Library
  • Administered by National Educational Television (NET) in New York City: 1962-1965
  • Became the National Center for School and College Television (NCSCT) and began operation under the Indiana University Foundation in Bloomington: 1965
  • Became the National Instructional Television Center (NITC/NIT) in 1968 - became self-supporting in 1970
  • Incorporated as the Agency for Instructional Television, a permanent organization structure to improve and expand the cooperative processes begun with NIT: April 11, 1973
  • Changed name to the Agency for Instructional Technology to more accurately reflect emerging technologies in educational media: July 1, 1984
Agency for Instructional Television. About AIT: Agency for Instructional Television. (1980); 1991 AIT Catalog of Instructional Materials

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Adler, Richard and Walter S. Baer. Aspen Notebook: Cable and Continuing Education. New York: Praeger, 1973. BCAST REF LC 6574 .A34

Blakely, Robert J. The People's Instrument: A Philosophy of Programming for Public Television. Washington, Public Affairs Press, 1971. BCAST PN 1992.8 .P8 B47

Cable Television Information Center. Educational Uses of Cable Television. Washington, DC: Cable Television Information Center, 1974. NPBA REF LB 1044.72 .C23 1974

Cater, Douglass and Michael J. Nyhan, eds. The Future of Public Broadcasting. New York: Praeger, 1976.

Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Office of Educational Activities. Patterns of Performance: Public Broadcasting and Education 1974-1976. Washington, DC: Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 1977.

  • BCAST REF LB 1044.8 .C37
  • 371.335 P (NAB Books)

Council on Learning. The Communications Revolution and the Education of Americans. New Rochelle, NY: Council on Learning, 1980. LB 1028.3 .C65

Hillard, Robert L. and Hyman H. Field. Television and the Teacher: A Handbook for Classroom Use. New York: Hastings House, 1976. LB 1044.7 .H5 1975

Lewis, Philip. "Products and Projects," NAEB Journal. Vol. 22, No. 1 (January-February 1963): pp. 57-60 Periodicals

Schramm, Wilbur. "Some Notes on Research, Theory and Production in Instructional Television" Bloomington, IN: Agency for Instructional Television, 1977. LB 1044.7 .S3 1977

Schupbach, Paul. "Instructional Television Libraries," NAEB Journal. Vol. 22, No. 2 (March-April 1963): pp. 12-17 Periodicals

Shea, James. Trade-Offs: What the Research is Saying. Agency for Instructional Television, et al., 1981. HB 74.5 .T722 1981

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Agency for Instructional Television

  • 1977 Television. 1977. Folder: 003
  • About AIT: Agency for Instructional Television. 1980. Folder: 004
  • "Education for Personal and Social Growth of Secondary School Students: October 1978." 1978. Folder: 005
  • "Instructional Television Materials: A Guide to Films, Kinescopes, and Videotapes Available for Televised Use." 1964. Index/Inventory
  • "Print Archives." 1990. Index/Inventory
  • "Video Archives." 1990. Index/Inventory

Cecil, Jon. "Instructional Television: A National Learning Resource" NCCT Forum, Vol. 2, No. 3 (Fall 1979): 24-31. Folder: 049

"Cohen to retire after 28 years as AIT's founder and executive director." 1990. Folder: 743

Moldstad, John. "What Do We Know About the Utilization of Communication Technologies in Education?" Folder: 267

Schramm, Wilbur. "Some Notes on Research, Theory and Production in Instructional Television" Bloomington, IN: Agency for Instructional Television, 1977. Folder: 391

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