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Heaviside, Sheila; Rowand, Cassandra; Hurst, David; McArthur, Edith – 2000
This brief paper summarizes findings of a 1996 national survey of approximately 1,000 school administrators about the use of advanced telecommunications in their schools. One question asked administrators to report the extent to which five barriers hindered the use of advanced telecommunications by students with disabilities. Findings indicated…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Accessibility (for Disabled), Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
Heaviside, Sheila; And Others – 1997
The "Survey of Advanced Telecommunications in U.S. Public Elementary and Secondary Schools, Fall 1996" collected information from 911 regular United States public elementary and secondary schools regarding the availability and use of advanced telecommunications, and in particular, access to the Internet, plans to obtain Internet access, use of…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Access to Information, Economic Factors, Educational Facilities
Heaviside, Sheila; Farris, Elizabeth – 1997
This document provides data from a nationally representative sample of private elementary, secondary, and combined schools in the United States and District of Columbia in the fall 1995. Twenty-five percent of private schools had access to the Internet. By comparison, 50% of public schools were on the Internet. Access to the Internet varied by…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Educational Equipment, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
Heaviside, Sheila; And Others – 1996
In response to the federal goal to connect all of the nation's school classrooms, libraries, hospitals, and law enforcement agencies to the information superhighway, the U.S. Department of Education commissioned a survey to obtain current data to compare with baseline data (obtained in 1994) on the status of advanced telecommunications in public…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Equipment, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education