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ERIC Number: ED354853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Using Computer-Based, Telecommunications Services To Serve Educational Purposes at Home. Final Report.
Sivin-Kachala, Jay P.; Bialo, Ellen R.
This report addresses the use of computer-based telecommunications services to meet educational needs at home, focusing on services for students in grade 7 through college, including adult education. The curriculum areas on which the report concentrates are mathematics, science, technology, engineering, and career education. The report is divided into 10 sections: (1) An Overview of Telecommunication Functions that Support Educational Purposes; (2) An Overview of Service Providers; (3) Data Highway: The Internet; (4) General Purpose, Commercial Networks that Provide Educational Services; (5) Regional and Statewide Networks; (6) Library Access Networks; (7) Special Purpose Networks; (8) Bulletin Board Systems; (9) Telephone Homework Hotlines: A Model for Computer Network-Based Tutoring Services; and (10) Conclusions. The appendix contains a contact list of project consultants, online services, and homework hotline services; an annotated list of 13 additional online projects and services; and a list of additional resources, including publications and organizations, related to educational applications of telecommunications. (ALF)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Career Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Networks, Computer Science Education, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Technology, Engineering Education, Higher Education, Homework, Library Networks, Mathematics Education, Online Systems, Science Education, Secondary Education, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Interactive Educational Systems Design, Inc., New York, NY.