ERIC Number: ED407935
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Ohio SchoolNet Initiatives: The Role of the Ohio Education Computer Network.
Ohio State Legislative Office of Education Oversight, Columbus.
Ohio's Legislative Office of Education Oversight (LOEO) evaluates education-related activities funded wholly or in part by that state. SchoolNet initiatives seek to increase Ohio K-12 schools' access to computers, networks, and other technology, with a particular emphasis on low-wealth districts. This report addresses the gap between the expectations of SchoolNet and what actually can be achieved, given current technology and the amount of district and state funding available for this initiative. The report also examines the advantages and disadvantages of using the existing Ohio Education Computer Network (OECN) to provide public schools with access to the Internet and other online information resources once the network wiring purchased with SchoolNet funds is installed. An explanation of the technology of computer networks and distance learning and their associated costs is also provided. Conclusions and recommendations are presented. Appendices include: a selected bibliography of print and online resources; agencies that participated on the 1991 Technology Committee; local phone companies serving each school district; LOEO school district questionnaire; comparison of resolution and motion handling for distance learning equipment; equipment and costs for four distance learning systems; and existing state-funded distance learning projects. (Contains 42 references.) (SWC)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Comparative Analysis, Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Costs, Distance Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Finance, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Grants, Internet, Public Schools, State Aid, Statewide Planning, Technology Integration, Technology Planning, Telecommunications
Ohio State Legislative Office of Education Oversight, 30 East Broad St., 27th Floor, Columbus, OH 43266-0927.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Legislative Office of Education Oversight, Columbus.