A collaboration to apply advanced information technologies in education

Kim Mills, Barbara Shelly
1996 ACM SIGCUE Outlook  
A collaboration among teachers, education researchers, and computations scientists is described. The collaboration sought to apply advanced information technology in the K-12 classroom. In the Syracuse University Living Schoolbook project, developers created prototype Education Information Infrastructure (EII) services, conducted teacher team training, and established teacher projects to create multimedia content for EII services established. The EII services, which support new, individualized,
more » ... interactive models of learning, are based on a client-server model linking high-performance multimedia servers with clients in the project schools over a gigabit testbed network. Seven integrated project layers and associated products and activities in the Living Schoolbook Project are identified: (1) assessment; (2) classroom; (3) curricula; (4) EII services; (5) Living Schoolbook prototypes; (6) core National Information Infrastructure services; and (7) base technologies. Large scale projects combining the expertise and resources of teachers, education researchers, computational scientists, the media industry, and computing and communications vendors are needed to develop education as a National Challenge application. (AEF)
doi:10.1145/247929.240957 fatcat:7ahat5fxavhbjbju2hhnlnsmmm