educational television

noun

Definition of educational television

1 : television that provides instruction especially for students
2 : public television

Examples of educational television in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Later in 1977, he was named chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, taking charge of a federal agency that supported projects ranging from the development of new encyclopedias to the release of educational television series. Washington Post, 27 Feb. 2021 That’s what passed for educational television in the late 1940s. Ingrid Ockert, Scientific American, 3 Sep. 2020 While state law requires a certain amount of instructional minutes each day, which varies by grade level, that can include both live and independent learning, including online videos, educational television programs, and other assignments. Jill Tucker, SFChronicle.com, 14 Aug. 2020 Tontitown Hearing just peachy Some 50 years ago, the United States Senate Subcommittee on Communications held a hearing to decide on the amount of funding for educational television. Arkansas Online, 10 Dec. 2019 His brand of educational television paved the way for a genre of reality TV centered around what would otherwise be mundane tasks. New York Times, 5 July 2019 See More

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First Known Use of educational television

1951, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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27 Aug 2022

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“Educational television.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/educational%20television. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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