ERIC Number: ED395575
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Public Policy and the Information Superhighway. Teacher's Guide.
Edwards, Amy N.; Walker, Tim
This teacher's guide is designed to accompany a videotape by the same title which shows communications and education experts discussing the information superhighway, the government's role in its construction, privacy and regulation issues, and the effects of technological advancement on education. The goals of this guide are to help students to: (1) understand the potential impact of the information superhighway on communications in the United States and in their community and schools; and (2) become more aware of potential regulatory problems that may develop as the information superhighway gathers millions of users. The guide includes a list of objectives, key terms, five student activities related to the videotape, handouts and answer keys, and additional suggestions. Suggested activities range from a class debate to a survey of the community. A bibliography contains seven recommendations for further reading. (BEW)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Community Surveys, Debate, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Objectives, Federal Regulation, Government Role, Instructional Materials, Internet, Privacy, Public Policy, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications
Close Up Foundation, 44 Canal Center Plaza, Alexandria, VA 22314 ($29.95, price also includes a videotape).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Close Up Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers: Policy Issues; Video Viewing