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ERIC Number: ED371713
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Pages: 44
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
TENET after One Year.
David, Jane L.; And Others
A study was conducted to provide the data necessary to make informed policy and leadership decisions about the future operations of the Texas Education Network (TENET), a telecomputing network for education. Section 1, "Teaching and Learning with TENET" (Jane L. David), addresses issues of teaching and learning through the use of focus-group data from TENET users and the results of a survey of 408 users. Users were enthusiastic about TENET but identified problems with its use. Section 2, "Online TENET User Survey" (Gloria G. Frazier), describes the results of the same online survey and analyzes responses to specific questions. Section 3, "TENET in the Larger Context" (Deneen Frazier), compares TENET with other statewide networks in Pennsylvania, Florida, Virginia, and West Virginia and discusses it in the national context. Recommendations from these three studies suggest that TENET, to maintain its place as a leader in statewide telecommunications, should keep abreast of National Research and Education Network (NREN) developments, monitor its hardware and software, and provide links between local and wide-area networks. Monitoring of technical support and training and new opportunities for discussion are needed, along with increased staff and a formalized governance model. A chart compares TENET with other networks. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: WEB Associates, Naples, FL.