ERIC Number: ED359973
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr-1
Building the South Carolina Network for Educational Telecomputing. Four Years of Growth and Success--Bringing Educators Together. Annual Report to BellSouth Foundation. Project REACH, Telecommunications Grant (1 July 1992-1 April 1993).
Oliver, S. Kemble, III
Expanding on its original purpose in developing an electronic community of humanities teachers and students in South Carolina from an existing agricultural telecommunications system, Project REACH received authorization from its sponsor, the BellSouth Foundation, to develop a statewide network for educational telecommunications and to provide training and technical and program support for any individual or organization in the state. A statewide educational telecomputing network was created with participants from virtually all of the 92 school districts in the state, most of its colleges and universities, and a majority of the 16 technical colleges. This report is the fourth of four annual reports summarizing the objectives and accomplishments of the project. The project has been able to take advantage of a wide area network connecting South Carolina institutions of higher education to conduct training seminars and has provided extensive training and technical support for the telecommunications system that must be regarded as in its infancy. Teachers across the state are receiving training and learning to use electronic information applications. Some of the remaining problems and issues for the future of the network are discussed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Colleges, Computer Networks, Educational Cooperation, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Information Networks, Inservice Teacher Education, School Districts, State Programs, Systems Development, Technical Assistance, Telecommunications, Training
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: BellSouth Foundation, Inc. Atlanta, GA.
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Univ., Columbia. Dept. of English.
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina