ERIC Number: ED324842
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Telecommunication Networks. Tech Use Guide: Using Computer Technology.
Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Center for Special Education Technology.
One of nine brief guides for special educators on using computer technology, this guide focuses on utilizing the telecommunications capabilities of computers. Network capabilities including electronic mail, bulletin boards, and access to distant databases are briefly explained. Networks useful to the educator, general commercial systems, and local bulletin boards are discussed in terms of their capabilities and costs, and specialized systems, such as SpecialNet, are also described. Specific ways in which telecommunications can be of use to the disabled individual are noted; among these are decreased isolation, business transaction services, and computer compensation for physical or sensory disabilities. Specific applications for special education students include communication and joint curriculum projects with distant classes, increased opportunities for written communication, and cross-age tutoring. Name, address, and descriptive information is provided for six networks for educators, six networks for children, and seven projects which integrate computer telecommunications with school programs. Eight readings are recommended. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Center for Special Education Technology.
Note: For related documents, see EC 232 188-195.