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Williams, Robin – Media in Education and Development, 1985
Describes an interactive television system based on fiber-optic communications technology which is used to facilitate participation by University of London medical students in lecture/tutorials by teachers in different hospital locations. Highlights include advantages of fiber-optics, cable manufacture and installation, opto-electronic interface,…
Descriptors: Cable Television, Clinical Teaching (Health Professions), Design Requirements, Engineering
Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka. – 1989
Schools and communities will restructure as they move into the next decade. The success of this restructuring will be dependent upon access to and sharing of quality teaching and information through an expanded communication system. One of the major two-way interactive technologies is the fiber-optic cable: a delivery system that will provide…
Descriptors: Cable Television, Communications, Distance Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Bergen County Vocational-Technical High School, Hackensack, NJ. – 1985
This project was conducted to determine the vocational, technical, and scientific skills and knowledge needed to work with the fiber optics applications that are in all areas of technology. A research assistant was hired by the project director to collect data and develop a research base for the project. Information was gathered through a…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Educational Research
Cutshall, Sandy – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers, 2002
Describes a career and technical education program on photonics, the study, research, and development of equipment and concepts used in the transmission of information through light, including fiber optics and experimental laser technologies. (JOW)
Descriptors: Lasers, Light, Optics, Secondary Education
Eickhoff, Luvern R. – 1985
This instructional manual contains 20 learning activity packets for use in a workshop on lasers and fiber optics. The lessons cover the following topics: what a laser; coherent light; setting up the laser; characteristics of the laser beam; scattering of light; laser beam divergence, intensity, color, ophthalmology, and reflections; directivity of…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Course Content, Equipment, Industrial Arts
Sturgeon, Julie – School Planning and Management, 1998
Describes one Kansas school district's efforts to connect all the classrooms in 23 schools through computers, and to do so with wiring that would not become overburdened. The decision-making process to use fiber optics is examined. (GR)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Electronic Classrooms, Elementary Secondary Education, Microcomputers
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Rheam, Harry – Science Teacher, 1993
Describes simple and inexpensive labs for introducing students to fiber optic communications. Students investigate light as a carrier wave; look into the difficulties associated with "light" communication; and learn about modulation, optical fibers, and critical angles. (PR)
Descriptors: High Schools, Light, Physics, Science Activities
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Edge, R. D., Ed. – Physics Teacher, 1984
Describes a demonstration of light pipes using low-cost materials, relating it to fiber optics communication. Also provides several experiments in hydrostatics and hydrodynamics using the materials for light pipe. (JM)
Descriptors: College Science, Demonstrations (Educational), High Schools, Higher Education
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Smith, Ralph Lee – Planning for Higher Education, 1978
Intended for use by presidents, planners, and administrators to acquaint them with developments in electronic communications, this primer describes cable television, common carrier, videotape recorders and videodiscs, satellites, microwave, circuit integration, digital transmission, data packet switching, and fiber optics. (LBH)
Descriptors: Cable Television, College Administration, Communications Satellites, Definitions
College Planning & Management, 2001
Highlights Kent State University's (Ohio) conversion of its physical education building to a technology building that features fiber optics and advanced cabling systems. Photos and a floor plan are included. (GR)
Descriptors: Building Conversion, Educational Facilities Improvement, Physical Education Facilities, Telecommunications
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Tarapanoff, Kira; Alvares, Lillian – Information Development, 1995
Discusses the interdependence of telecommunications and information sciences in Brazil. Highlights include new technologies and telecommunications: satellites, fiber optic cables, data communication networks, information superhighways, and cooperative projects; and information services development. (AEF)
Descriptors: Communications Satellites, Cooperation, Developing Nations, Development
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Schoedel, Eric – EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2009
Uninterrupted, high-bandwidth network connectivity is crucial for higher education. Colleges and universities increasingly adopt gigabit wireless solutions because of their fiber-equivalent performance, quick implementation, and significant return on investment. For just those reasons, Rush University Medical Center switched from free space optics…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Telecommunications, Statewide Planning, Technology Planning
Werle, James; Fox, Louis – Computers in Libraries, 2007
Formed in 1996, Internet2 is a not-for-profit advanced network consortium led by the U.S. research and higher education community. Its goals are to provide leading-edge network capabilities and to facilitate the development, deployment, and use of revolutionary Internet technologies. Starting with 34 universities, Internet2 has grown to more than…
Descriptors: Libraries, Consortia, Public Agencies, Internet
Bozik, Mary – 1996
Currently every Area Education Agency, community college, and Regent University in Iowa is connected by a fiber optic system known as the Iowa Communications Network (ICN). Every semester, 7 to 13 college credit classes have been offered at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) via the ICN since 1993. In the Spring of 1995 seven classes (six…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Course Evaluation, Distance Education, Higher Education
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Brown, Douglas L. – Tech Directions, 2004
This article de-mystifies network patch cable secrets so that people can connect their computers and transfer those pesky files--without screaming at the cables. It describes a network cabling activity that can offer students a great hands-on opportunity for working with the tools, techniques, and media used in computer networking. Since the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Networks, Computer Peripherals, Technology Education
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