ERIC Number: ED396714
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Access, Affordability and Universal Service on the Canadian Information Highway.
Canadian Teachers' Federation, Ottawa (Ontario).
Following a brief description of educational networking initiatives in Canada, this paper points out some barriers to the further expansion of electronic networking in K-12 classrooms. Disparities in existing infrastructure are described, and considerations about the need to maintain the relevance of educational tools to the learner environment are presented. The importance of user community control of the networking environment is emphasized. In presenting suggestions to further the government's policy objectives of universal service at affordable cost, this paper recommends changes to the regulatory environment to encourage connectivity and suggests that basic services be defined and made available to schools at no cost beyond the fixed monthly line charges. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Teachers' Federation, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers: Barriers to Change; Canada; Connectivity; Universal Service (Telecommunications)