ERIC Number: ED438773
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Telecommunications: The State-by-State Analysis, 1996-97.
Hezel Associates., Syracuse, NY.
This report provides information about trends in educational telecommunications for 1996-97. The first section, "An Overview of Educational Telecommunications in the USA," presents a summary of trends in the following areas: the growth of telecommunications and distance education; leadership and governance in telecommunications development; the changing questions of effectiveness and cost; telecommunications as an essential solution; the Telecommunications Act of 1996; state telephone rate regulation; state networks, technologies, and outlets of distance education; funding of educational telecommunications; and education policy issues. The "State-by-State Analysis" section contains a description for each of the 50 states. Each state description is divided into multiple sections:"Recent Developments" highlights activities since the 1994 report; "Statewide and Local Planning" treats planning organizations and their activities in coordinating educational telecommunications development with a particular view to legislation and policy; "Statewide and Local Networks" offers a brief view of the technical networks established for and used by educational institutions; "Higher Education" and "K-12" provide information about programmatic development in distance education and other telecommunications activities at each respective level of education; and "Funding" offers a picture of how educational telecommunications is funded. A glossary is included. (MES)
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Development, Educational Planning, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Higher Education, Information Networks, State Programs, Telecommunications
Hezel Associates, 1201 East Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY 13210. Tel: 315-422-3512; Fax: 315-422-3513.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hezel Associates., Syracuse, NY.
Note: For 1998-99 report, see IR 019 906.