ERIC Number: ED396673
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Telecommunications: From the Physics Forum to SpaceMet to UMassK12.
Sternheim, Morton M.; And Others
The authors' experiences with electronic bulletin boards are recounted. Begun in 1986, the Physics Forum bulletin board for Massachusetts high school physics teachers spent its first few years as a resource of limited use only. In 1989, however, the National Science Foundation awarded the Five Colleges/Western Massachusetts Partnership a grant which facilitated the transformation of the Physics Forum to the SpaceMet network, which features electronic mail capabilities along with downloadable files and a searchable database. Another development has been the UMassK12 Internet bulletin board for Massachusetts K-12 educators and students. Issues and details about connectivity are discussed in light of the fact the UMassK12 can support 100 concurrent modem callers and that usage is increasing. Several examples of bulletin board messages are provided. (BEW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Connectivity; Grant Recipients; Massachusetts; National Science Foundation; Technology Utilization
Note: In: Recreating the Revolution. Proceedings of the Annual National Educational Computing Conference (15th, Boston, Massachusetts, June 13-15, 1994); see IR 017 841.