ERIC Number: ED254211
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Electronic Networks. ERIC Digest.
Garnette, Cheryl Petty
Electronic network systems, their components--terminal, microcomputer, or communications word processor; telephone, and modem (modulator-demodulator)--and their applications are explained for educators in this digest. Emphasis is on the characteristics and capabilities of: (1) electronic mail, which allows the transmission and reception of messages in a fast and efficient manner; (2) electronic bulletin boards, an array of information that can be accessed via the computer; and (3) computer conferencing, which allows meetings via the computer. Features discussed include interactivity, menus, ease of use, and convenience. The cost of joining an electronic network is briefly addressed and the advantages of using such a network are discussed and illustrated with examples of specific networks oriented toward education. Sixteen references are listed. (LMM)
Descriptors: Computers, Costs, Information Networks, Information Services, Input Output Devices, Interaction, Online Systems, Telecommunications
ERIC Clearinghouse on Information Resources, 030 Huntington Hall, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13210 (free).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information Resources, Syracuse, NY.