ERIC Number: ED377824
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Communication, Community, Collaboration, Connection. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Telecommunications in Education (3rd, Albuquerque, New Mexico, November 10-13, 1994).
Foster, David, Ed.; Jolly, Deborah V., Ed.
New initiatives have provided educators with exciting resources to develop local, regional, and national infrastructures. Many new public and private sector collaborations have been the result, and this conference explores the implications of these changes for the education profession. The profession has focused on the various ethical issues concerned with the expansion of the Internet, and with questions of ownership of the medium, censorship, and cost of access. As the importance of telecommunications in education gains recognition, it also gains momentum. These proceedings portray the projects, discoveries, experiments, and experiences gained by educators throughout the world. Veronica, Archie, World Wide Web (WWW), file transfer protocol (FTP), wide area information servers (WAIS), Gopher, Mosaic, and many other network searching tools are presented in the workshops and demonstration sessions. Four broad themes are discussed: communication, community, collaboration, and connection. Information is exchanged about new technologies and trends, research issues, and how communications technology can most effectively support educational reform. Two novelties are introduced in this conference: an open channel for juried submissions, resulting in several contributions of academically excellent papers; and a public debate, which closes the conference. (MAS)
Descriptors: Censorship, Communication (Thought Transfer), Community, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperation, Costs, Demonstrations (Educational), Educational Change, Educational Methods, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Electronic Mail, Elementary Secondary Education, File Transfer Protocol, Ownership, Teacher Workshops, Teachers, Technology Education, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.; International Society for Technology in Education, Eugene, OR.