ERIC Number: ED375298
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Adult Literacy, the Internet, and NCAL: An Introduction.
Rethemeyer, R. Karl
This document provides information on two services established on the Internet by the National Center on Adult Literacy (NCAL): electronic mail (e-mail) communication with NCAL and a Gopher server that makes it possible to access and download information, documents, and software relevant to adult literacy. A recent "NCAL Connections" article, "Doing Adult Literacy on the Internet: Building a Community" (Christopher Hopey, Karl Rethemeyer), describes Internet, e-mail, library and database gateways, bulletin boards, software distribution, Gopher, and routes to accessing the Internet. The article, "Finding NCAL's Internet Gopher," provides information on logging onto the Gopher. The next section describes three types of Internet service providers--Freenets, commercial services, and regional Internet providers--and the different types of services each offers. Providers (companies and organizations that provide access to the Internet) are categorized by these types. This information is provided for each provider: name, community, contact person and address, phone, e-mail, access number, and Telnet access. A list of 20 recent books and articles about the Internet concludes the document. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Adult Literacy, Philadelphia, PA.