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ERIC Number: ED385398
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-May
Pages: 3
Abstractor: N/A
SENDIT: North Dakota's K-12 Telecommunications Network.
Sackman, Gleason
SENDIT is a telecommunications network for North Dakota educators and students in the K-12 environment. Through SENDIT, both teachers and students have access to the Internet, and some of the isolation associated with the rurality of North Dakota has been diminished. SENDIT was developed by the North Dakota State University School of Education and Computer Center for use by school districts across the state. A variation of Cleveland Freenet's bulletin board system, FreePort, was installed on the SENDIT NeXT host computer in 1992. Dial-up access from terminals or personal computers to the host computer is available via 8 toll-free numbers (only in North Dakota), 6 local access lines, and local access lines at 6 county seats and all 11 higher education sites. SENDIT can also be accessed by those having telnet capabilities. Users can access over 150 forums and state, national, and international libraries; send electronic mail; and get new curriculum ideas from other teachers. Over 25 public libraries are members of the system and have the same access as the K-12 community. The system is very popular and useful for small town libraries. (TD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A