Distance Education, Electronic Networking, and School Policy

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Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, 1998 - Distance education - 53 pages
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This booklet focuses on issues that schools encounter as they become involved with distance education and electronic networking. The E-Rate (i.e., the Education Rate resulting from the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996) is discussed in the introduction. Five sections cover the following topics: (1) distance education and electronic networking, including new ways of thinking and forms of distance education; (2) policy issues and roles, including federal, state, and local roles and emerging issues; (3) school principals and the policy issues; (4) federal action on technology and reform, including technical assistance; and (5) planning and policy making, including planning strategies, partnering strategies, working with regional consortia, and working with vendors, contractors, and consultants. An annotated list of 18 print and electronic resources is provided. (Contains 25 references.) (DLS)

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About the author (1998)

Edward Dorn was born in 1929 in Villa Grove, Illinois and died in 1999 in Denver, Colorado. He is the author of more than thirty books of poetry. His writing enacts a deep respect for and attention to the diverse landforms of his native country.

David Else is a professional travel writer specializing in Africa and has written numerous guidebooks and magazine articles. He has visited Zanzibar regularly since the mid-1980s. He lives in Sheffield, England.
Heather Tyrell has contributed to this new edition; she is a specialist consultant for a successful African-interest UK tour operator. She resides in London.

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