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…  See more details below

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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.

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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

Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Introduction to the Distance Learning Environment3
Ch. 2The Distance Learning Needs of K-12 Schools43
Ch. 3(Re)Educating the Corporation79
Ch. 4Distance Learning Needs of Universities125
Ch. 5State-Based Distance Learning Initiatives145
Ch. 6NII and the Distance Learning Initiatives of the Federal and State Governments183
Ch. 7NII and Distance Learning Initiatives of the Telephone Companies197
Ch. 8The Role of the Cable TV Companies and the AAPs221
Ch. 9The Internet and Distance Learning235
Ch. 10Case Study: Implementing High-Performance IDL Systems in K-12249
Ch. 11Case Study of Distance Learning at New York University: The Virtual College269
Ch. 12Case Study: Westcott Communications and Distance Learning299
Appendix317
Acronyms333
About the Author339
Index341

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