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Advanced Telecommunications in U.S. Private Schools: 1998-99

In late January 2001, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released this publication. Published January 22nd, the Advanced Telecommunications in U.S. Private Schools: 1998-99 provides data on personal computer and Internet availability in private schools. The data include student-to-computer ratios, the number of private schools with Internet access, and statistics on instructional...
All Packets Should Not Be Created Equal: The Internet2 Project

This article, by William H. Graves, President of the COLLEGIS Research Institute, and former Senior Information Technology Officer and founder of the Institute for Academic Technology (IAT) at the University of North Carolina, (discussed in the September 13, 1996 Scout Report), contains a thought-provoking and succinct defense of the concept of "differentiated network services and related...
Building A School Web Site

Produced by The Jade Writers Group, this site offers a basic and easy-to-follow guide for teachers and students who want to construct a Website for their school or personal use. Users can choose to read the guide in order or by section, and it covers topics such as a basic introduction to HTML, using a Web editor, standards, bandwidth, search engine placement, and animation. Although the...
Digital Education Network (DEN)

The Digital Education Network offers 7th through 12th grade students a chance to expand their knowledge in four areas: NewsDEN, which covers current events for kids and provides tips for teachers on how to integrate the information into their curricula; MathDEN, an interactive math challenge that offers four "stages" for students at different levels and tracks their progress (new question sets are...
Digital Promise Project: Proposal for the Digital Opportunity Investment Trust (DO IT)

The Digital Promise Project, led by leaders in fields of communications and humanities (whose extensive backgrounds are described in the Principals section), has spearheaded a proposal to the U.S. Congress to create the Digital Opportunity Investment Trust (DO IT). Addressing the technology needs of learning in the 21st century, the charge of this nonprofit, nongovernmental agency would be "to...

Established by the United Nations, the e-Agriculture initiative is primarily concerned with the "conceptualization, design, development, evaluation and application of innovative ways to use information and communication technologies (ICT) in the rural domain, with a primary focus on agriculture." This website is an integral part of the initiative, as it is set up to help interested parties...
E-Rate and the Digital Divide: A Preliminary Analysis From the Integrated Studies of Educational Technology

Funded by the Department of Education, this report offers the first comprehensive consideration of the effects of the Universal Service Fund for Schools and Libraries (known as the "E-Rate") created as part of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 "to provide discounts on the cost of telecommunications services and equipment to all public and private schools and libraries." The specific aim of the...
EdWeb: Exploring Technology and School Reform

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is proud to announce the creation of the CPB EdWeb. Edweb is an on-line tutorial on education, technology, school reform and the Information Highway. Designed for both teachers and telecommunication enthusiasts, EdWeb offers a vast collection of on-line educational resources, success stories of how technology is used in the classroom, a history of the...
Equity Unbound: Community Building Activities

Recognizing that online learning creates unique obstacles and opportunities for building community, a team of educators crafted this resource kit to assist their fellow instructors in creating inclusive and engaging virtual classrooms. Though many activities are geared toward educational settings, event organizers may also appreciate this tool. The activities were curated with "intentionally...
Impact of the Internet on Learning & Teaching

Created by Dr. Hossein Arsham, The Wright Distinguished Research Professor in Management Science and Statistics at the University of Baltimore, this site reveals insights gained by Arsham and colleagues from their experiences teaching in the first accredited all on-line MBA program at the University of Baltimore. "The site covers how to begin, how to operate, and how to make e-learning successful...
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