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Bella Mody papers

Identifier: COU-4012

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The collection contains mimeographed reports on the findings of the social evaluation of the US-India Satellite Instructional TV Experiment.


  • Creation: 1970 - 1980


3 linear feet (2 Boxes)

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Bella Mody is Professor Emerita and former de Castro chair in Global Media (2004-2014) at the University of Colorado Boulder. It was the first time direct broadcast satellites were used for a year-long teaching experiment anywhere in the world and took place in 1975-76 in 4,00 of the poorest villages in India. The social science evaluation reports were completed in the latter part of the 1970s-early 1980s. Also included are reports of evaluation research conducted in villages in India on the social impact of instructional TV program transmitted to primary schools and village adults as a test of NASA’s experimental direct broadcast satellite ATS-6 in 1975-1976.

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Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Rare and Distinctive Collections Repository

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Boulder Colorado 80503 United States