ERIC Number: ED366323
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Telecommunications Handbook: Connecting to Newton.
Baker, Christopher; And Others
This handbook was written by the Argonne National Laboratory for use with their electronic bulletin board system (BBS) called Newton. Newton is an educational BBS for use by teachers, students, and parents. Topics range from discussions of science fair topics to online question and answer sessions with scientists. Future capabilities will include some Internet services. Newton has two dial-in phone lines and is connected to the Department of Energy's Energy Science Network (CESNet). This manual is for the first-time user, but some advanced features are explored. Sections examine equipment, setup, getting to Newton, registration and login, and Newton's features. A number of personal preference options for screen and file handling are available. Appendices present: (1) hardware and software purchasing advice; (2) a map of Newton; (3) other educational BBS's and services; and (4) basic modem commands. Seven figures illustrate Newton screens. A glossary is attached. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Argonne National Lab., IL.
Identifiers: Argonne National Laboratory IL; Department of Energy; Internet; Newton Bulletin Board System; Screen Format