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From: Lawrence A. Parker (occti_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Oct 23 2000 - 19:00:07 PDT


TEACHERS COMBINE KNOW-HOW ON THE NET
Virtual school is in session for teacher development and learning
in North Carolina. Learners and Educators Assistance and
Resource Network of North Carolina (LEARN NC), an outgrowth of
the state's Electronic Support System for Teachers developed by
University of North Carolina chancellor Michael Hooker and an
associate dean at the school, is delivering what North Carolina
teachers say they want from the Internet: time-saving Web tools
that help teachers adhere to state-wide curriculum requirements.
Phil Kaufman, LEARN NC's IT director, says Lotus Notes/Domino is
the foundation for the LEARN NC site, providing security and
workflow, while Lotus InterNotes translates data collected from
Lotus Notes Release 4.0 databases for the Web, permitting instant
lesson plan sharing among teachers. LEARN NC program director
Duff Coburn says that 33,000 out of 88,000 public and private
teachers in the state have benefited from free LEARN NC training.
(Government Computer News/State & Local, October 2000)

NRC LAUNCHES $855K STUDY ON SHIELDING KIDS FROM WEB PORN
The National Academy of Sciences' National Research Council (NRC)
is conducting a study of Internet filtering software and other
technologies aimed at protecting children from viewing
pornographic content on the Web. The study is being conducted at
Congress' behest as part of the 1998 Protection of Children from
Sexual Predators Act and will include Internet use policies in
school and at home. However, the NRC does not plan to recommend
a "best" solution, says the study's director, Herb Lin. "We don't
want to impose a set of values on the study, because people and
schools all have different values," says Lin. "All educators are
encouraged to get in touch with us about their solutions for
protecting kids from Internet porn," says Lin.
(eSchool News Online, 16 October 2000)

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UPCOMING EDUCAUSE CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS:

National Learning Infrastructure Initiative Conference (NLII)
January 28-30, 2001, New Orleans, Louisiana
http://www.educause.edu/nlii/meetings/orleans2001/

EduTex, An EDUCAUSE Regional Conference
February 21-23, 2001, San Antonio, Texas
http://www.educause.edu/conference/edutex/2001

The EDUCAUSE Institute, Management Program
February 25-March 1, 2001, Palm Springs, California
http://www.educause.edu/inst/inst.html

For additional information on all EDUCAUSE conferences see
http://www.educause.edu/conference/conf.html

For information on other technology-related
educational conferences see
http://www.educause.edu/ir/events.html

Lawrence A. Parker
Philosopher/Educational Consultant
The Ohio Center for Critical Thinking Instruction
http://www.acorn.net/lists-ht/occti.html
Truth, Honor and Courage