In 1981 the Department of Instructional Television at Washington State University (WSU) and the Engineering Outreach Department at the University of Idaho (UI) began to offer courses over a two-way interactive microwave system. WSU and UI are located only eight miles apart from each other. The development strategy for the system was to reduce travel time between the two institutions, increase the visibility of educational programming, and enhance the educational opportunities in general throughout the region. Educational programming over the WSU/UI TV system includes a variety of courses in undergraduate and graduate education. Both the WSU and the UI campuses are transmitting as well as receiving centers for educational programming.
instructional television system, educational programming, distance learning