ICTE Oslo 1997 Wednesday Program
Time/Loc Seq Session Title / Description Presenter(s)
Wed
08:30

HE Aud. 1
A Tutoring Designers of Advanced Systems to Assimilate Change

Paper
Judith Abrahami Israel (Users Association of Advanced Technologies in Elec)
Wed
08:30

HE Aud. 1
B Educating Teachers to Assimilate Changes

Panel
Judith Abrahami Israel (IDEA Center - Technion)
Wed
08:30

HE Aud. 2
A Evaluation of the Impact, Effectiveness, and Usage of Georgia's Interactive Distance Learning Network in Education

Paper

Description: Statewide survey of users at 290 two-way interactive compressed video sites in Georgia's schools and colleges to evaluate technology, teaching/learning, utilization, support, and administrative issues.
Dorothy Harnish USA (University of Georgia)
Wed
08:30

HE Aud. 2
B Using a Database to Record Student Behaviors

Paper

Description: Using a database program, faculty compile individual and group student statistics as a means of tracking behaviors essential to an educational program.
Linda Meyer, Barbara Ann Ross, EdD, RN, Pat Erdman, USA (Indiana University Purdue University)
Wed
08:30

HE Aud. 2
C The Attempt of the Japanese Learning System for Australian Students

Paper
Makio Fukuda Japan (Osaka International University for Women)
Wed
08:30

HE Aud. 3
A Providing Specialist Support at Distance

Paper

Description: Videoconferencing and an authority-wide intranet. Have provided Argyll and Bute with one solution to the problem of providing specialist support to distant schools.
John McPhee Scotland (Argyll & Bute Education)
Wed
08:30

HE Aud. 3
B Planned Implementation for the Classroom: The Buckeye Telesystem Project

Paper

Description: The paper demonstrates how Buckeye Cable took advantage of the deregulatory environment and created a telesystem of its own as well as a public relations coup.
Richard Knecht USA (University of Toledo)
Wed
08:30

HE Aud. U31
A Process Improvement Models for Education

Roundtable
Howard J. Bender USA (Education Process Improvement Center, Inc.)
Wed
08:30

HE Aud. U35
A A System for Distance Education Using Real Time Multimedia Over the Internet

Workshop
Geir Pedersen, Stale Schumacher, Arne Hole, Ynvar Reichelt Norway (University of Oslo)
Wed
08:30

HE Sem. 231
A Write it Right: Grammar Goes High-Tech

PC Lab

Description: This presentation will include a short demonstration of instructor-authored grammar software, followed by a hands-on session where participants will create a short instructional program of their own.
Patricia Landy, Mary Hart, George Purdy USA (Laramie County Community College)
Wed
08:30

HE Sem. 234
A A Multimedia Approach to Teaching Clinical Assessment Skills to Health Care Professionals

Mac Lab

Description: This presentation will demonstrate a program, which incorporates video and sound, to teach students and clinicians how to rate functional tasks in patients that have difficulty walking.
James C. Wall USA (University of South Alabama)
Wed
08:30

HE Sem. U30
A An Evaluation of a Notebook Computing Project as Part of the Total College Educational Experience

Paper

Description: This paper provides a detailed description of a notebook computer project and the decisions made based upon the assessement results from the pilot project.
Roger Von Holzen, Phillip J. Heeler USA (Northwest Missouri State University)
Wed
08:30

HE Sem. U30
B The Maintenance of a Vision for the Integration of Technology into Teaching Through the Application of the Principles of Organizational Development

Paper

Description: This paper will present a view of the progress of the Mahopac Central School District to a model district in the integration of computers into teaching through the application of the principles of organizational development.
Edgar L. Richards USA (Mahopac Central School District)
Wed
08:30

HE Sem. U30
C A New Computer Curriculum Guideline for Senior High Schools in Taiwan

Paper

Description: We present the curriculum guideline, the rationale behind it, and issues related to its implementation.
Cheng-Chih Wu Taiwan (National Taiwan Normal University)
Wed
08:30

TB Atrium
A Improving Faculty Competence: Time to Teach Some New Tricks

Poster

Description: An ongoing project at the University of North Carolina Charlotte seeks to address the problems associated with inadequate personnel preparation in areas related to information technology.
Claudia Flowers, John A. Gretes USA (UNC Charlotte)
Wed
08:30

TB Atrium
B Standards for Creating HyperStudio Courseware: A Tool Kit for the Development of Interactive Computer Aided Instruction

Poster

Description: Faculty members at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) in the College of Education have been working to develop a set of HyperStudio standards for use on both the PC and Macintosh platforms.
John A. Gretes, Claudia Flowers, Dane Hughes USA (UNC Charlotte)
Wed
08:30

TB Atrium
C Constructivist Practices Impact a Preservice Teacher Technology Course

Poster

Description: Discussion of a preservice teacher content and applications technology course, including Hyper-Studio, designed to reflect the constructivist approach to learning and multiple intelligence theory.
Sandra A. Melchert USA (Messiah College)
Wed
08:30

TB Atrium
D Vocational Mentoring and Education Via Fiber Optic Network

Poster

Description: The Iowa Communications Network is the backdrop for a study on the feasibility of pairing young women and role-models from across the state.
Teresa J. K. Hall, Floyd Olson USA (University of Northern Iowa)
Wed
08:30

TB Lille Aud.
A Survey Research on the Web

Paper

Description: A comparison of the qualities of different survey gathering tools available and a discussion of best fit.
Kenneth Henderson, Edward J Forrest, Nigel Pope Australia (Griffith University)
Wed
08:30

TB Lille Aud.
B The Impact of Using Internet Technology in a Research in Nursing Course

Paper
Robert Workman USA (Southern Connecticut State University)
Wed
08:30

TB Store Aud.
A Enator@school - An Industrial Approach to IT in Education

Paper
Bengt Bengtsson Sweden (University of Gothenburg and Enator AB)
Wed
08:30

TB Store Aud.
B The Efficacy of Teaching Concepts About Variables and Operator Precedence Using Computers

Paper

Description: This study demonstrated how effective use of the computer can enhance students' mastery of concepts about variables and operator precedence.
Jerald D. Cole USA (New York Institute of Technology)
Wed
08:30

TB Store Aud.
C Electronic Classrooms: A Prototype Using Laser Whiteboards and Pen Based Computers

Paper

Description: We describe an electronic classroom which allows written information to be shared using laser whiteboards and pen computers. Video of the system will be included.
David Berque, Tim Harrison USA (Depauw University)
Wed
09:40

HE Aud. 1
A Infecting the Faculty Majority: Removing Barriers to Use of Educational Technologies

Paper

Description: Among all barriers perhaps that of faculty conversion is the greatest and will take the longest to achieve. Recommendations are given for removing this barrier.
Billy L. Crynes USA (University of Oklahoma)
Wed
09:40

HE Aud. 1
B Hypermedia-Based Learning Environment: An Instructional Tool for Building Conceptually-Rich Concept Maps

Paper

Description: Technology-based concept mapping should be designed to provide learners with flexibility to construct understanding and support and scaffolding to explore the underlying knowledge based tasks.
Linda O'Karma, Nancy Romance USA (Florida Atlantic University)
Wed
09:40

HE Aud. 2
A ITESM Virtual University: Strengths & Weaknesses

Paper

Description: The distance-educational-model of the Virtual-University of the ITESM, is based on technology. This paper describes the characteristics, technological infrastructure, reaches, coverage, expanding programs, as well as strengths and weaknessess.
Maria Luisa Martin Perez Mexico (Tecnologico de Monterrey)
Wed
09:40

HE Aud. 2
B Navigating Towards Knowledge Islands

Paper

Description: Internet man machine interaction under social cognitive and presencial learning approach, enriching the distance network by mind interaction with other minds to yet unknown knowledge islands.145
Silvia Branco Vidal Bustamante Brasil (Universidade Catolica de Petropolis)
Wed
09:40

HE Aud. 2
C Virtual Campus Environments: The Case of the "Universitat Oberta de Catalunya"

Paper
Montse Guitert Spain (UOC Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)
Wed
09:40

HE Aud. U31
A Teaching and Learning Across the Ocean: A Case Study of Internet Videoconferencing in University Courses

Roundtable
Birger Bertheussen, Ragnar Thygesen Norway (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
Wed
09:40

HE Sem. 231
A Estonian Vertebrates on Internet

PC Lab

Description: The present paper studied the efficiency of the original educational software "Estonian Vertebrates" (http://sunsite.ee/loomad/) and relevant methodology in compuertized biology classes.
Kristjan Adojaan Estonia (University of Tartu)
Wed
09:40

HE Sem. 234
A An Electronic Gait Laboratory Manual For Use In The Physical Therapy Curriculum

Mac Lab

Description: This program allows students to enter data, collected in the laboratory, into the computer which then performs all the necessary calculations and draws the graphs.
James C. Wall USA (University of South Alabama)
Wed
09:40

TB Atrium
A Educational Applications of Digital Photography

Poster

Description: The session explores possibilities for using digital cameras for support, curriculum and instruction at all levels of education. Comparison of camera cost and features included.
Terence Cavanaugh, Catherine Cavanaugh USA (Collier County Public Schools)
Wed
09:40

TB Atrium
B Visual Aids for Science and Education in Databases

Poster

Description: Research on the contents and methods of higher education utilizing multimedia programs-conversion of academic and education image data into electronic media, and the development of multimedia teaching materials.
Satomi Kawafuchi Japan (Tokai University)
Wed
09:40

TB Atrium
C Assistive Technology for Students in College

Poster

Description: This poster session will review some case studies of college and university students with disabilities and solutions developed in collaboration with the students.
Mary Beth Janes USA (Indiana University)
Wed
09:40

TB Atrium
D Integrating WWW-Assisted Learning in Teacher Education Through Online Instruction: A Case Study

Poster

Description: This session demonstrates a unique online teacher education course conducted in a multi-media format and offered collaboratively between two University of California Irvine departments.
Gro Frydenberg USA (University of California Irvine Extension)
Wed
09:40

TB Atrium
E Curricular Transformation & Technology in Developmental Education: Findings and Recommendations from a National Study

Poster

Description: This paper summarizes a national (U.S.) study that identifies, analyzes, and disseminates information about the best practices and transformations of newer technologies in development education.
Thomas Brothen USA (University of Minnesota)
Wed
09:40

TB Sem. 3A
A JAVA-Powered Classrooms: Delivering Objects to the IT-Industry Via Internet?

Paper

Description: We report on our experiences using Java as first programming language where one objective is delivering object-savvy candidates to the IT-industry.
Khalid A. Mughal Norway (University of Bergen)
Wed
09:40

TB Sem. 3A
B PFI Pathfinder Project - Information Technology

Paper

Description: A novel partnership of private and public sector financing and expertise for information technology provision in U.K. higher education focusing on output specification and risk transfer.
Alan Broadaway UK (Nene College of Higher Education)
Wed
09:40

TB Store Aud.
A Hypermedia Assisted Instruction: Authoring With Learning Guidelines

Paper

Description: The development/authoring of Adult Cardiovascular Nursing CD-ROM, hypermedia assisted instruction, using instructional design principles is discussed.
Carol Sternberger, Linda Meyer PhDc, RN USA (Indiana University Purdue)
Wed
09:40

TB Store Aud.
B X-press: The Generator of "Intelligent" Programs in Arithmetic, Algebra and Physics

Paper

Description: X-PRESS combines the WYSIWYG graphics editor of Math and Sciences formulas, the evaluator of numeric and algebraic expressions, and Author Language for development of intelligent and open teaching environment in Math and Science.
Philip Slobodsky Israel (HALOMDA Educational Software)
Wed
09:40

TB Store Aud.
C A Hypermedia Framework for Educational Material Construction

Paper
Luis Mariano Bibbo Argentina (LIFIA - F. Cs. Exactas - UNLP)
Wed
10:40

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Coffee Break

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Wed
11:00

SL Aud.
PL ---- PLENARY 5: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STRATEGIES IN THE NORTHERN PROVINCE OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

Description:

As Minister of Education, Arts, Culture and Sports for the Northern Province of the Republic of South Africa, Dr. Motsolaedi had to face the grotesque legacies of apartheid and its pernicious 'Bantu Education' policies and the passionate expectations of the people newly liberated from them.

The use of information technology has been central to his strategies, both in democratizing and reconstructing the educational management systems on which decisions are made and also in the extensive use of technology for students so that they will leapfrog into the modern world. All this is being undertaken in a Province apparently crippled by poverty and unemployment, with many areas with no electricity, let alone a telephone service.

Dr. P. A. Motsoaledi
Minister of Education, Culture and Sports
Northern Province, Republic of South Africa

Dr. P. A. Motsoaledi obtained his medical degree in 1983 at the University of Natal (Durban, Republic of South Africa) and worked as a private practitioner in the Northern Province. His political activism began during his days as a student and continued until he stood, successfully, for election on an African National Congress ticket in 1994 and was appointed Minister of Education, Arts, Culture and Sports for the Northern Province.
Wed
12:00

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Lunch Break

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Wed
13:10

Elect. Classroom
SP ---- SPECIAL: THE ELECTRONIC CLASSROOM

Special

Description: (Repeated session -- See session information, Monday 14:30)
Frank Solem
University of Oslo
Wed
13:30

HE Aud. 2
A A Model for Delivering Internet-based Coursework

Paper

Description: Techniques for moving an existing university course to the Internet using streaming audio and video are presented with planning and budgetary implications.
Paul Schlieve, Michael P. Gilbert USA (University of North Texas)
Wed
13:30

HE Aud. 2
B Concepts of Openness in Computer-based Distance Learning: Reflections on an Evaluative Study

Paper

Description: A discussion of concepts of openness in computer-based distance learning with an emphasis on teaching strategies and pedagogical planning.
Oystein Johannessen Norway (SOFF, University of Tromso)
Wed
13:30

HE Aud. 2
C Educational Technology Leadership: A Program and a Perspective

Paper

Description: An analysis of a distance learning graduate progam's development and delivery activities reveal challenges confronting traditional universities in adapting to distance students and distance learning.
William F. Lynch USA (The George Washington University)
Wed
13:30

HE Aud. 3
A Technology and Mathematics Education: Its State and Future in Uganda

Paper

Description: A narration followed by slides and video demonstrations of use of appropriate technology in mathematics teaching will be presented.
Janet Kaahwa Uganda (Makerere University)
Wed
13:30

HE Aud. 3
B WWW: The 8th Principle for Good Practice

Paper

Description: Until recently, time and place were determinants for good practice. Modern technologies now provide additional options requiring us to revise well established principles.
William K. Jackson USA (University of Georgia)
Wed
13:30

HE Aud. 3
C A Case Study for Implementing Faculty-Designed Web Instruction

Paper

Description: This presentation will demonstrate and discuss examples of web-based instruction which use interactive features: "second generation" web application that provide more than online syllabi and course assignments.
Martha Meacham USA (St. Edwards University)
Wed
13:30

HE Aud. U35
A A New Paradigm - Information Technology and the Learning Process

Paper

Description: The paper discusses the failure of IT to permeate the school curriculum and suggests the need for a more systemic approach to its development.
Walter Burke N. Ireland (Southern Education and Library Board)
Wed
13:30

HE Aud. U35
B Virtual Reality and Learning: Trends and Issues

Paper

Description: We review, analyze, and discuss the state-of-the-art (theory and practice) of the use of virtual reality for learning purposes.
Jaime Sanchez, Joao Pedro Silva Chile (University of Chile)
Wed
13:30

HE Aud. U35
C Information Literacy Education Through Local, Flexible Delivery Using Hypertext

Paper
Beverley Oliver Australia (University of Notre Dame Australia)
Wed
13:30

HE Sem. 231
A World Wide Web Courses: Development and Implementation

PC Lab

Description: Hands-on computer lab session demonstrating development and implementation of Web Pages for instructional use and disseminating information about faculty, programs, and courses.
Barbara Ann Ross USA (Indiana University Purdue)
Wed
13:30

HE Sem. 234
A A Multi-University Internet Course Collaboration

Mac Lab

Description: Workshop describes an Internet based course collaboration which addressed interdisciplinary teaching and learning through the use of case methodology. Descriptive and evaluative information is presented.
Bonnie von Hoff Johnson, Dale D. Johnson USA (University of Northern Iowa)
Wed
13:30

HE Sem. U30
A Towards an Open Socratic School

Paper

Description: Background, objectives, methods and findings of a European study on the use of IT to foster independent learning strategies at the primary school level.
Daniel Deberghes (European Commission DG XIII); Janice Richardson, (Consultant in Ed. Sciences (EC)) Luxembourg
Wed
13:30

HE Sem. U30
B The Development of the British Columbia Open School: Policy and Implementation Issues

Paper

Description: This session will describe the key policy and strategic decisions related to the development of the British Columbia Open School, a joint undertaking of the B. C. Ministry of Education's Skills and Training and the Open Learning Agency.
Barry Carbol Canada (Open Learning Agency)
Wed
13:30

HE Sem. U36
A Virtual Schools -- A Panel Discussion

Panel

Description: As the creator of CyberHigh, Mr. Hathaway will highlight professional development issues involved in preparing teachers and programs for implementation in a virtual environment.
Ralph C. Hathaway Canada (CyberHigh Educational Society)
Wed
13:30

TB Lille Aud.
A The Adaptation of Children's Tales to the New Technologies and Their Use in the Early Childhood Education

Paper

Description: This presentation introduces the design of a program to teach children to read and write. The acitivities and feedback are designed having in consideration some aspects of pattern-recognition, fuzzy-logic and stochastic-distribution.
Isabel Diaz de Avila Spain (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Wed
13:30

TB Lille Aud.
B Producing Learning Packages in Computers by Power Point

Paper

Description: A copy of the package and the summary of effectiveness are presented in 20 minutes by computer including Power Point through OHP screen to the audiences.
Enver Tahir Riza Turkey (Dokuz Eylul University)
Wed
13:30

TB Lille Aud.
C Paradigm Changes: Multimedia Learning

Paper

Description: The paper presents the Bernini in Context project. The presentation provides an overview of the approach to paradigm changes in the classroom, the model developed to organize investigative procedures, summarizes results, and proposes a model.
E.L. Meyers USA (University of North Dakota)
Wed
14:40

HE Aud. 1
A Changing Teacher Training Practices Utilizing Technology

Paper

Description: This paper will describe the integration of technology and the impact of technology on the competencies that elementary school teachers must possess for the twenty-first century.
Phillip J. Heeler, Linda L. Heeler USA (Northwest Missouri State University)
Wed
14:40

HE Aud. 1
B Finding Computer Teachers for Schools: An Emerging Resource

Paper

Description: Case study of a grant to retrain computer specialists from business and industry to be school computer teachers.
John Finch, Irving Rosenstein USA (Temple University)
Wed
14:40

HE Aud. 1
C Real Schools That Apply Technology Effectively, and a New Tool Kit That Can Help

Paper

Description: This session will take participants on mini-site visits, via videotape, to three school districts that apply technology effectively, and will introduce an exciting, new collection of resources on the Web for technology-using education leaders.
Anne W. Ward USA (National School Boards Association's)
Wed
14:40

HE Aud. 3
A The Way of the Daisy and the Way of the Lily: Metaphors for Organizing the Process of Teaching/Learning in a Multimedia Environment

Paper

Description: The morphology of two flowers, daisy and lily, are used as metaphors for illustrating alternative ways of organizing the computerized study process.
Rimona Cohen, Yona Holzman-Benshalom Israel (The Beit-Berl College)
Wed
14:40

HE Aud. 3
B Pedagogical Methodology Combined with Technology

Paper

Description: A presentation offering the various uses of computer technology in the classroom. Included will be suggested methods, software packages, and examples of computers utilized in the classroom at the Sacred Heart University.
Camille P. Reale, Barbara S. Zuffa USA (Sacred Heart University)
Wed
14:40

HE Aud. 3
C Media Infrastructure in Slovenian School System

Paper

Description: The model of media infrastructure in the Slovene school system is based on media centres in several Slovene schools which offer distributed information services through the Internet. Assistance is available in the design, production, and distribution of multimedia material. The media centres are also active in teacher training.
Ana Dragan Slovenia (National Educational Institute)
Wed
14:40

HE Aud. U31
A Cyberschools: A Report From Around the World

Panel
Mary Jo Milburn USA (Jefferson Co. Public Schools); Ralph C. Hathaway Canada (CyberHigh Educational Society); Ilkka Makitalo Finland (University of Jyvaskyla)
Wed
14:40

HE Sem. 231
A Developing Interactive Web Pages: Understanding ActiveX

PC Lab

Description: This presentation provides an overview of ActiveX, a new technology that will enable Web pages to become more interactive and provide new multimedia technologies.
Ralph Cafolla, Ed. D. USA (Florida Atlantic University)
Wed
14:40

HE Sem. 234
A Computers in Japanese and British Classrooms: Voices and Visuals

Mac Lab

Description: This is a hands-on workshop designed to allow participants to participate in the discussion of whether or not computers are culturally neutral. (With specific reference to Japan and the UK).
Bryn Holmes Japan (NUCBA/ Cambridge University)
Wed
14:40

HE Sem. U30
A Strategic Planning and Management: The Pathway to Achieving Educational Empowerment Using Technology

Paper

Description: Technologies importance as a tool in all types of educational institutions is increasing at a phenomenal rate. Planning and managmenet of this technology has become an absolute necessity!
Gwenn Weaver, Cynthia Denton, Larry Denton USA (American Council on Education)
Wed
14:40

HE Sem. U30
B On the Economics of Resource Sharing: The Tragedy of the Commons Revisited?

Paper
John Soper USA (John Carroll University)
Wed
14:40

HE Sem. U30
C Teacher Training for the Future: Policy Vision and Strategy for Change

Paper

Description: Teaching and training for the future are being described with a functional model. To realize its realization a strategy of "courage" and "care" is needed.
Tjeerd Plomp The Netherlands (Faculty of Educational Science and Technology)
Wed
14:40

HE Sem. U36
A Study Program: Tutoring in Distant Education

Panel

Description: Developing an educational programme for tutors in distant education and requirements of tools to aid students in group functions and the learning process.
Bertje Struijk, Oystein Ramseng, Bjornulf Hafstad Norway (Hogskolen i Lillehammer - HIL)
Wed
14:40

TB Lille Aud.
A Successful Integration of ICT in Education and Training

Paper

Description: The learning process has informative as well as communicative aspects. Off-line and on-line interactive multimedia can support this learning process significantly.
Jean Daniels Belgium (Limburg University Centre)
Wed
14:40

TB Lille Aud.
B Technology and Classroom Culture: New Dimensions to Competence and Learning

Paper
Ola Erstad Norway (Telenor Research and Development)
Wed
14:40

TB Lille Aud.
C Computer Supported Generative Learning

Paper

Description: CSGL provides the organizational and instructional tools needed by the learning professional to maintain professional vitality. It uses a workflow model based on cycles of learning-application-assessment.
Mohamed Y. Eltoweissy USA (Central Connecticut State University)
Wed
14:40

TB Store Aud.
A WWW Techniques and Software to Structure Course Presentations and Enhance Student/Instructor Interactions

Paper

Description: The Web has become a significant educational resource. Some techniques that exploit this will be discussed. Special Web software that increases interactivity will be demonstrated, and survey results will be presented.
Peter P. Smith USA (Southern Utah University)
Wed
14:40

TB Store Aud.
B Student-Developed Single-Concept Learning Modules

Paper

Description: In a student-to-student tutoring/learning session, the problems associated with a difficult concept are possibly better understood by the tutor.
Charles R. Bauer USA (Illinois Institute of Technology)
Wed
14:40

TB Store Aud.
C Electrifying Lectures: Finding a Role for Students

Paper

Description: An electronic system enabling student-lecturer communication in a theatre. Implementation is by means of portable handsets linked by radio to the lecturer's display unnit.
Martin Gilbert UK (University College London)
Wed
15:40

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Tea Break

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Wed
16:00

SL Aud.
PL ---- PLENARY 7: HOW COMPUTING AND COMMUNICATIONS WILL TRANSFORM SCHOOLS IN THE NEXT TEN YEARS

Description: While computing and communication are commonly available in our office environments, teachers and students (with rare exceptions) have had limited access. In the United States, President Clinton and the U.S. Congress have created and funded programs designed to catalyze state, local, and private efforts to provide all U.S. schools with access to computing and the Internet.

How will ubiquitous computing and communications transform schools over the next ten years? We know something about what will happen from experiments funded by federal government agencies (Education, Energy, National Science Foundation, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration) as well as private corporate programs. Our students are our most avid innovators and explorers. Without a doubt, the changes will be profound.

Alexis Poliakoff will wrap up ICTE Oslo 1997, both pulling the threads of the conference together, and giving ICTE delegates an intriguing glimpse of the next decade of networking, telecommunications, and the Internet in schools.

Alexis Poliakoff
USA (U.S. Department of Education)

Alexis Poliakoff has been involved in United States federal education programs and networking for more than 20 years. As a program officer in higher education and network manager he oversaw the installation of a Department-wide network. He serves as a representative to several Inter-Departmental committees on science and technology, K-12 advanced networking, and the Next Generation Internet. Mr. Poliakoff's primary interest has been in fostering the technical choices available to schools.
Wed
16:45

SL Aud.
PL CLOSING SESSION

Plenary -- Continued

Looking ahead to ICTE Santa Fe 1998 --

ICTE will convene in March, 1998 in Santa Fe, New Mexico -- the heart of the historic American West, and in a high technology research region that includes the University of New Mexico, the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the Santa Fe Institute.

The theme for ICTE Santa Fe 1998 will be "A Worldwide Network of Learning: Opportunities, Barriers, and Contrasts"

Ed Walters USA (University of New Mexico)

Dennis Gill USA (Los Alamos National Laboratory)

John Foster UK (ICTE Europe)