ERIC Number: ED409003
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
The State Networking Report: Progress, Policies, and Partnerships Bring Internet Connectivity to K-12 Schools.
Mayer, Mimi; And Others
This report depicts the status of telecommunications network development and usage by K-12 educational institutions in April and May of 1996, as described by the heads of educational technology initiatives in each of the 50 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. These data are reproduced in this report as 51 "State Profiles." Factors related to progress in network infrastructure development and usage in K-12 schools were identified using the State Networking Report Survey questionnaire. The following themes emerged and are detailed in the second section of the report: progress in accessing and using telecommunications networks at state and district levels; the question of equity in network access by urban and rural school districts; the role of state-level technology planning for K-12 Networks; how states are funding networks for K-12 education; the collaborative role state government plays in K-12 network development; private sector partnerships that support state K-12 networks; and how educators get training in network usage. Highlights from a trend analysis written for policymakers appear at the end of this section under guidelines for future action. The individual state profiles typically contain data and survey comments that address each of the aforementioned themes. Appendices include the State Networking Report Survey Trend Analysis; a brief discussion on network connectivity in urban and rural K-12 schools and school districts; key state contacts in K-12 networking; and the survey questionnaire. (AEF)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Development, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Government Role, Partnerships in Education, Public Schools, State Aid, State Programs, Statistical Analysis, Surveys, Technological Advancement, Technology Integration, Technology Planning, Telecommunications
Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, Office of Communications and Policy Services, Publications Department, 211 East Seventh Street, Austin, TX 78701-3281.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Commerce, Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.; Texas Education Network, Austin.