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View Resource Instructional Management System (IMS) Project Specifications

Educom's Instructional Management Systems Project (discussed in the April 3, 1998 Scout Report) has released these specifications "for how learning materials will flow over the Internet, and for how organizations and individual learners will manage the learning process." The goal of the specifications is to create a "set of open standards for Internet-based education." The specifications...
View Resource E-Rate and the Digital Divide: A Preliminary Analysis From the Integrated Studies of Educational Technology

Funded by the Department of Education, this report offers the first comprehensive consideration of the effects of the Universal Service Fund for Schools and Libraries (known as the "E-Rate") created as part of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 "to provide discounts on the cost of telecommunications services and equipment to all public and private schools and libraries." The specific aim of the...