ERIC Number: ED431447
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Report on Distance Education and AB606 Funding Prepared for the 70th Nevada Legislature (in Accordance with AB 606, 1997 Session).
Nevada Univ. and Community Coll. System, Reno. Office of the Chancellor.
In 1997 the Nevada State Legislature approved Assembly Bill 606 (AB606), which appropriated funds to the University and Community College System of Nevada (UCCSN) for the purchase of computer hardware and software, and communication services. In July of that year, the K-16 Partnership for Distance Learning adopted three priorities that have guided the development of plans for the use of AB606 funds: (1) To increase access of public elementary and secondary students to Internet resources and educational experiences available through technology; (2) To increase access to needed educational experiences for Nevada's K-12 teachers; (3) To continue enhancement of UCCSN's Statewide Electronic Network and other needed technological and programming advancements. This report briefly outlines the background of the bill, the allocation process, the vision and the goals of distance education, and an explanation of differences that distinguish distance education. Most of the report is devoted to the accomplishments achieved between July 1997 and December 1998, including the number of students and teachers involved in distance education activities, enrollment figures, infrastructure enhancements, partnerships formed, and quality improvements made. The report concludes with a financial section and future steps to be taken. Contains 14 tables. Principles of good practice are appended. (TGO)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada Univ. and Community Coll. System, Reno. Office of the Chancellor.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada