T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

T.H.E. Journal is an application of technology journal for educators and administrators in higher education, K-12 and industry training. Founded in 1973, it is published 11 months per year by T.H.E. Journal.T.H.E. Journal subjects include education, management and administration. The editor-in-chief is Katherine Grayson. The managing editor is Olivia LaBarre.

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 6, January

An Internet-Based Introductory College Astronomy Course with Real-Time Telescopic Observing
Using current technology it is possible to demonstrate a method of distance learning that is both efficient, effective and can be applied to a physical science course. This method uses the Internet and the science course as an introduction to a college-level...
A Prescription for Electronic Learning at University of North Carolina, School of Medicine
These days the success of the University of North Carolina's Tar Heels on the basketball court and football field takes the spotlight away from the equally impressive success of an even more important UNC team composed of medical students. Playing...
Boston Students Develop Networking Skills
On October 26, 1998, less than three years after Mayor Thomas M. Menino launched the $125 million Kids Compute 2001 program to network all of Boston's public schools, Boston became the first fully wired urban school district in the United States. Just...
Distance Learning Forges New Path
An unprecedented advancement for distance learning is in the works with a new agreement between Western Governors University (WGU) and The Open University of the United States (OU-US) to create Governors Open University System. Combining the strengths...
Focus on Video-Based Curriculum
Exactly a year ago our Focus On looked at video-based curriculum. That article got some of the best reader responses of any article in 1998. This month we're doing the same and also taking a brief look at a new(ish) technology that promises to change...
Helius and JDL Improve Satellite Internet Access
A partnership between Helius, Inc. and JDL Technologies has produced a new Internet solution for K-12 schools. Using Helius satellite access software, the K-12WORLD Satellite Server from JDL provides a high-speed and affordable Internet connection...
How to Go from Classroom Based to Online Delivery in Eighteen Months or Less: A Case Study in Online Program Development
Online education and training has exploded across universities and corporations in the United States. In 1993, the Peterson's guide to U.S. colleges reported only 93 "cyberschools." This number had risen 4 years later to 762![1] Says management guru,...
Just In
Since 1995, 100,000 educators have been trained on Reading Renaissance, a training program from The Institute for Academic Excellence, Inc. Olga Jacobsen, the 100,000th educator to complete the program, was recognized at a Reading Renaissance seminar...
Late Breaks
Alexa Internet has donated to the Library of Congress an interactive digital sculpture containing a "snapshot" of the Web in the form of 44 digital tapes with four computer monitors that randomly display pages from 500,000 sites. Created by digital...
Nationwide University System Increases Access to Educational Resources Via Videoconferencing
The Concordia University System (CUS) has implemented an effective distance learning network that enables an instructor on any one of its ten Concordia campuses to teach students in a classroom at any of the other campuses. The Concordia University...
Partnerships: Industry/Education Success Stories
San Diego Science Alliance Expands Science Education Throughout County Our children are 25% of our population and 100% of our future. We all agree that providing the best possible education and network of resources is imperative for their success....
Robin Williams Does Educational Technology
Hosted by Robin Williams, Learn & Live is a one-hour documentary showcasing innovative schools across America. The show is a co-production of The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF) and State of the Art, Inc., located in Washington, D.C.,...
Small Wires, Big Learning A Britannica Online Success Story
In the computer labs serving the 5th through 12th grade students of Branksome Hall in Toronto, Canada, the servers are buzzing and the mice are clicking at an increasingly fevered pace. Much of this recent excitement can be attributed to the school's...
Teachers of the 21st Century Know the What, Why, and How of Technology Integration
So your goal is to be a teacher for the 21st century. The easy way is to stay in the profession for two more years! However, if your goal is to be a teacher that prepares students for the 21st century, then your objective has to be more challenging....
Using External Collaborations to Advance Distributed Learning at the University of Pennsylvania
Rare is today's institution of higher education that does not use some distributed learning technology -- e-mail, Web sites, chat rooms or the like -- in at least some of its courses or programs. Most have gone beyond this, perhaps planning how to...
Visualization Technology in Medical Education
Overview We are using three-dimensional, visualization technology to enhance the learning process of medical students as they acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for clinical evaluation and treatment of the musculoskeletal system. Visualization...
Xerox Develops Paperless Admissions Process at Eastern Michigan University
At Eastern Michigan University (EMU) in Ypsilanti, Mich., new programs for students over the past decade have steadily increased the demands on the Graduate Admissions Office. More applications resulted in heavier paperwork and processing challenges....