Distance Learning Technology And Applications / Edition 1

Distance Learning Technology And Applications / Edition 1

by Daniel Minoli
     
 

ISBN-10: 0890067392

ISBN-13: 9780890067390

Pub. Date: 05/31/1996

Publisher: Artech House, Incorporated

While emphasizing the engineering-related issues, this book examines the business, engineering, and regulatory factors shaping the growth of the distance learning industry, and proposes specific business and application solutions that can speed the process of industry development. The book examines issues affecting potential providers and users, application and

Overview

While emphasizing the engineering-related issues, this book examines the business, engineering, and regulatory factors shaping the growth of the distance learning industry, and proposes specific business and application solutions that can speed the process of industry development. The book examines issues affecting potential providers and users, application and networking solutions, and current efforts to build a National Information Infrastructure.

Distance Learning fills in the gaps in existing literature, with detailed analyses of wide area networking (WAN) services, including ATM, SMDS, Frame Relay, Cable TV, Data Over Cable, Switched Data Services, ISDN (BRI and DRI) and Satellite; application solutions including Groupware, Continuous Presence, Business TV, Video Broadcasting and the Internet community. A valuable resource for:

• Education providers—deepen your knowledge of the links you need to establish with students, and the networking solutions that can provide those links.

• Administrators and IS managers—learn about existing and emerging networking solutions available to you.

• Corporate managers—acquire a sense of the necessary economic investments and potential paybacks.

• Network service providers—pinpoint the needs of the distance learning market, and how your services meet these needs.

• Public policy makers—get updated on the current status of distance learning initiatives and the requirements they impose on the NII.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780890067390
Publisher:
Artech House, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/31/1996
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Contents:
Introduction to the Distance Learning Environment: Challenges Facing Society. The Role, Benefits, and Barriers to Distance Learning. The Distance Learning Industry Structure. The Distance Learning Application Solutions. The Distance Learning Networking Solutions. Buyers of Distance Learning Solutions. The National Information Structure and Distance Learning.

Distance Learning Needs of K-12 Schools: The Challenges Facing K-12 Students. Communications Links of K-12 Schools. The Needs of K-12 IS Administrators. Distance Learning Application Solutions Available to K-12 Schools. Networking Solutions.

(Re)educating the Corporation: Corporate Distance Learning Challenges. Corporate Distance Learning Applications. The Needs of IS Corporate Managers. Distance Learning Application Solutions. Corporate Networking Solutions.

Distance Learning Needs Of Universities: Challenges Facing Universities. Distance Learnin Links and Applications. The Distance Learning Needs of University IS Administrators. Distance Learning Application Solutions for Universities. Distance Learning Networking Solutions.

State-Based Distance Learning Initiatives.

NII/Distance Learning Initiatives of Federal and State Government: Definition of the NII. NII/Distance Learning Initiatives of State Governments and the Federal Governments. NII/Distance Learning Initiatives of Federal Governments.

NII/Distance Learning Initiatives of Telephone Companies: Local Exchange Carriers. Inter-Exchange Carriers.

The Role of the Cable TV Companies and the AAPs: The Cable TV Industry. The Alternate Access Providers.

The Internetand Distance Learning: The Internet Infrastructure. The Role of the Internet. Internet Services. Logical Internet Connections Logical Access to the Internet. Internet Access Speeds. Internet Service Providers. Multimedia Over the Internet. Strength and Limitations of the Internet.

A Case Study — Implementing High Performance Interactive Distance Learning Systems in K-12: Interactive Distance Learning: What Is It And Why Use It? Four Components of Live IDL. Room Design. Video Processing. Transmission and Switching Architectures. Client/Server Based IDL. Putting it All Together.

A Case Study — Distance Learning at New York University — The Virtual College: The Virtual College Model. Development of a Graduate Teleprogram. Interactive Video Teleprograms.

A Case Study — Westcott Communications, Inc. & Distance Learning: Westcott Facilities. Delivery Systems. Westcott Production Techniques. Daily Satellite Broadcast Networks. Videotape Networks. Interactive Distance Training Network. TI-IN Network. MBA Program. The "Workstation" and Interactive Media. Distance Learning Guidelines. Looking Ahead.

A Case Study — Teleport Communications Group: Broadband Connectivity for Metropolitan-level Distance Learning Networks: TCG's Corporate Structure. TCG's Broadband Services.

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