educational television


: television that provides instruction especially for students
: public television

Examples of educational television in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Congress also passed a bill that provided funds for educational television, and measures to foster communications satellites. Tammy Webber, Fortune, 7 May 2023 The shift to online classes, self-learning modules and educational television and radio programs proved extremely challenging for the country of more than 110 million, where less than a fifth of households have internet access and many lack mobile devices, according to Reuters. Kathleen Magramo, CNN, 23 Aug. 2022 Real British educational television feel. Star Tribune, 30 Oct. 2020 Children who watch educational television as preschoolers (on aforementioned PBS Kids, for example), or who participate online, reportedly have higher grades, less aggression, and place more value on academics than those who don’t. Marc Berman, Forbes, 17 Aug. 2022 Not long after, Dr. Morrisett attended a dinner party at the home of Cooney, a producer of educational television. Emily Langer, Washington Post, 26 Jan. 2023 Historically, the origins of eLearning can be traced to the first educational television program created for open broadcast in 1951. Marc Berman, Forbes, 17 Aug. 2022 Students have been primarily learning through educational television programming instead, as home internet remains a rarity on the island. Kara Fox, CNN, 17 Sep. 2021 The series is good educational television, comparable to the best of PBS. Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker, 29 Mar. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of educational television was in 1951

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“Educational television.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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