ERIC Number: ED355928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
SuperSchools: Education in the Information Age and Beyond.
Ameritech Foundation, Chicago, IL.
This document discusses how improvements in the capabilities of the intelligent communications network are making new enhancements and advances available to educators, administrators, students, parents, and the community, focusing on the role of Ameritech. Modern technologies can create dynamic and appropriate learning environments for children used to the age of television. Some schools have begun to take advantage of telecommunications technology. Classroom technology will prepare students for the technical workplace. In time, the intelligent network supporting advanced telecommunications technologies could function as an electronic superhighway for schools, homes, and offices. Specific examples are given of Ameritech's technology in the classroom. The new SuperSchool, introduced in 1992, is a fully functional model of integrated information and telecommunications tools for education. Ameritech involvement is contributing to educational improvement in a distance learning project in Carpentersville (Illinois) and in Project Homeroom in Chicago (Illinois), as well as in applications in other Illinois cities, and in Indiana and Michigan. Ameritech has made generous financial contributions as well, through the Ameritech Partnership Awards and the Ameritech Foundation. Ameritech recognizes that education is the most important investment a society can make in its future. (SLD)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Distance Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Information Networks, Information Technology, Interactive Video, Models, School Business Relationship, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ameritech Foundation, Chicago, IL.