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ERIC Number: EJ849001
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0816-9020
Closing the Digital Divide: Education Telecommunications Systems and Possibilities in Western Australia
Trinidad, Sue
Australian Educational Computing, v22 n2 p32-36 Dec 2007
The research reported in this paper considers the current telecommunications network for the three education systems of state, independent and catholic schools in Western Australia as well as drawing on the personal experiences of teachers in these systems as the government attempts to close the digital divide with its Networking the Nation directives. While email and Internet facilities have greatly improved in rural, regional and remote areas can these systems support every day school use of the Internet and what are the opportunities for advanced telecommunications usage like video conferencing? This paper discusses the possibilities and issues. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
Australian Council for Computers in Education. PO Box 1255, Belconnen, ACT 2616 Australia. Tel: +61-3-9349-3733; Fax: +61-3-9349-5356; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Equal Access