If science educators -- curriculum planners, supervisors and teachers -- were linked by telecommunications networks, all could experience the advantages of a conference without the usual disadvantages, such as travel costs or loss of valuable work hours. And these experiences could be frequent, regular and on-going. Motivated by such possibilities, the Council of State Science Supervisors began setting up a national telecommunications network for science education in 1986. Support for the idea came in the form of a grant from the National Science Foundation, the cooperation of state and federal government agencies and equipment and technical aid from the IBM Corporation.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 1989 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Gerlovich, Jack A.
"A National Computer Conferencing Network for Science Education,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 26
, Article 4.
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