ERIC Number: ED095861
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
Organizational Alternatives for a Pacific Educational Computer-Communications Network.
Ah Mai, Karen L.
Organizational alternatives for a Pacific educational computer-communications network are studied through the examples provided by other networks. A survey of networks is provided with a discussion of the history and development of networks and the distinctions in network technology and applications. Nine specific networks are described. Libraries and education offer complementary network applications. An analysis of network applications follows in which summaries of advantages and disadvantages are given with an analysis of selected networks. The context of international development is examined from basic assumptions and a Pacific Rim network survey reveals that the conditions which promulgate computer network development are present. In the final section the actual organizational requirements, issues, and alternatives for development are addressed. This all includes the organizational requirements for project development, the determinations of participants, and policy-making, administrative, and operational structure, and a development model. (WH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. ALOHA System.