It was not long ago that PBS had a clear lead on competitors with regard to the use of video in the classroom. That lead has, to a great extent, evaporated . . . we have yielded the lead to Discovery/unitedstreaming.Here are the questions he’d like us to address:
There is new leadership at PBS that has placed a priority on regaining our position in educational services but the question is being asked as to what that looks like . . . When I found out that Anne had experience with Discovery/unitedstreaming, I also found that she had some fantastic ideas about what is lacking in that service and what is needed in the future. With all of my involvement at PBS, I had not heard any of this at the system level.
- What are the shortcomings of Discovery/unitedstreaming and what can public television provide?
- Educational media is much more than just streaming video. What else needs to be provided and how?
- What are the shortcomings of what PBS offers at the moment?