ERIC Number: ED349962
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Technology Network Ties: Network Services and Technology Programs for New York State's Educational System.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Planning, Testing, and Technological Services.
The New York State Technology Network Ties (TNT) systems is a statewide telecommunications network which consists of computers, telephone lines, and telecommunications hardware and software. This network links school districts, Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), libraries, other educational institutions, and the State Education Department together for communications, resource sharing, and enhanced access to information and services. This brochure describes TNT's network services and technology programs developed by the State Education Department and available to schools through BOCES. Designed to support the teaching/learning environment and improve school district management, these services and programs include electronic communications, access to information databases, use of computer-based management and instructional services, and gateways to national and international networks. Specific programs and services described include electronic mail, electronic conferencing, a student information system, a management system for special education, a financial management system, statewide data collection, distributed data processing, a placement and career planning service, a teacher recruitment clearinghouse, a clearinghouse for youth-at-risk, electronic dissemination of documents, and a long-range plan for elementary and secondary education that includes major recommendations and activities to help New York State school districts incorporate technology in the classroom and improve school management. Sources for more in-depth information on these services are listed. (Contains 10 figures.) (BBM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Planning, Testing, and Technological Services.