ERIC Number: ED071545
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr-13
Reference Count: 0
Networks for Higher Education.
Interuniversity Communications Council (EDUCOM), Princeton, NJ.
EDUCOM, the Inter University Communications Council, Inc., planned its 1972 spring conference as a forum for presentations, discussions, and informal meetings to review the present state and the future possibilities of computer networks for higher education. Speeches presented were specifically related to: (1) the current status and future plans of ARPANET, a nation-wide computer interconnection operating on a cost-effective basis; (2) the practicalities of computer network use; (3) the network plans of the National Science Foundation; (4) policy issues regarding networks with which the Office of Telecommunications policy is concerned; (5) computing activities in Canada, including the plans for a Canadian national network, a Canadian Universities Network (CANNUNET), and the Ontario Universities Network (OUN); and (6) the importance of applying existing technology to education not only in the interests of economy and efficiency, but also in the service of the basic human goals of education. (HS)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Computer Programs, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Regional Planning, Telecommunications
EDUCOM, P.O. Box 364, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 ($5.00 for members, $6.00 for nonmembers)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Interuniversity Communications Council (EDUCOM), Princeton, NJ.
Note: Proceedings of the EDUCOM Spring Conference, Washington, April 13, 1972