cr> Report on community networking and education


                          Now Available

                          February, 1996
            MacArthur Foundation Funded Project by the EPIE
              Institute Releases Major Report on Achieving
               Practical School and School/Home Networking

"Creating Learning Communities: Practical, Universal Networking
for Learning in Schools and Homes" -- A Report for School
and Community Technology Planners and Policymakers (165 pages)

[Not to be confused with Doug Schuler's new book, but hopefully

P. Kenneth Komoski               W. Curtiss Priest, Center for
EPIE Institute                   Information, Technology & Society
Project Director                 Associate Project Director

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We hope you won't consume copious amounts of time downloading and printing
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Available at
(CoSN is the Consortium for School Networking)
This file, a readme                        README       3K
Sections 1-2, a Macintosh Word 4.0 file:   EPIE-1-2 hqx 384K
Sections 3-4, a Macintosh Word 4.0 file:   EPIE-3-4 hqx 303K
Section 5,    a Macintosh Word 4.0 file:   EPIE-5   hqx 180K
Bibliography, a Macintosh Word 4.0 file:   EPIE-B   hqx 180K

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Available from EPIE:
EPIE Institute, 103-3 W. Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, NY 11946
Include check for $9 (includes shipping)


1.  Achieving Practical Networking: "Do's, Don'ts, Maybe's and Lessons"

    Creating Practical Networks within Schools, in Local Communities
    (School-Home), and for Worldwide Connectivity

2.  "Home is Where the Time is ... and the Payoff for Improving
    School Learning"

    Increasing the Quantity and Enhancing the Quality of At-home
    Learning and Improving Parent-Teacher-Student Communication via
    Equitable School-Home-Community Networking

3.  K-12 Networking -- Models and Benefits

    "Do the Benefits Justify the Costs?"  Modeling the Potential
    Impact of Networking on the Development of a Learning

4.  An Achievable Vision

    Making Tomorrow Happen With Today's Technology

Appendix A -- School-Home Computer Survey Form
Appendix B -- Bibliography (670 references including 100's of URLs)

Survey Results:

        Community Networks Reaching Out to Schools
        Practical Networking Suggestings from CoSN

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