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. 3, October

Affordable Access to High-Quality Electronically Mediated Instruction
Hudson Valley Community College opened the doors of the $15 million Joseph J. Bulmer Telecommunications and Computations Center (BTC) on October 13, 1995. The building, designed by the architectural firm of Einhorn, Yaffee, Prescott, P.C. of Albany...
A Forgotten Technology Viewpoint -- the Teacher's
It is the vision of the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) that every student should reach his or her full potential and achieve successes in the technology-driven workplace of the 21st Century. The District has been re-evaluating the way it...
Arts and Culture Online for Education: The Getty's Digital Imaging Initiatives
While the Internet has created an explosion of cultural information online, there is much to be done before it can serve as a powerful resource for K12 education in the arts and humanities. The Getty Information Institute (http://www.gii.getty.edu)...
AT&T Learning Networks Forms Virtual Academy for Educators
Debuting this fall at the National School Boards Association's Technology + Learning Conference, the AT&T Learning Network Virtual Academy is an online, centralized resource that provides Web-based professional development opportunities and courseware...
Battling the Elements: Mapping Remote Canadian Lakes
Up in northern Quebec and Ontario, beyond the TransCanada Highway, where roads are few and far between, a small plane lands in a field and deposits a team of researchers who will map the bottom of one of the many unnamed lakes in the area. Pete St....
Bringing Physics of the Sun to the Public
For centuries, astronomy has captured the imagination and focus of some of history's greatest philosophers. Indeed, the colorful pictures available via the WWW from satellite observatories are inspirational for both their intriguing beauty and scientific...
Cerritos, Calif. School Provides Internet Access for the Whole Class
It's one thing to set a goal as lofty as bringing the Internet into every classroom in America. Making it happen is quite another thing altogether, as the staff of Cerritos Elementary School learned this year. The school, serving 550-plus students...
Compaq Offers Teachers a Boost in Achieving Professional Development Goals
New classroom computers greeted many teachers as they returned to school this fall. This new phenomenon is not surprising as schools are projected to spend almost $12 billion dollars on technology-related products this year, according to a T.H.E. (Technological...
Computer-Assisted, "Whole Class" Instruction Fits Schools with Limited Resources
The dust is flying in Macon, Georgia -- and it's a very good thing. Brenda Latham, principal of Alexander II Math and Science Magnet School, hates to walk into a classroom and find a dusty computer. Now she doesn't have to, thanks to a highly successful...
Connected Classrooms
A couple of new network-based classroom tools that connect teachers' computers with students' computers have recently come to our attention. DDES Corp.'s Classrooms -- Network Teaching Tools is designed for use in all levels of educational institutions,...
FirstClass Adds Student and Community Benefits to Wash. School District
The Lake Washington School District includes 24,000 students in 41 schools, making it one of the largest in Washington State. The area, known for its technology leadership, is home to Microsoft and other high-tech corporations. In order to tie together...
Focus on Supportive Software
What is Supportive Software? It is software that helps people with learning disabilities overcome learning impediments, interact with a computer or simply learn a new subject. It can be anything from a CD-ROM encyclopedia that responds to voice input,...
Forging Partnerships with Institutions of Higher Education
Corporate Universities: Lessons in Building a World-Class Work Force The advent of the corporate university has redefined the relationship between business and education. As Christopher Galvin, President and CEO of Motorola, said to a recent gathering...
Monitors
Zenith Electronics has introduced its "43 Series" PCZTV computer, to-TV color television sets, featuring new advanced scan conversion technology capabilities and added functionality specifically designed for use in the classroom. These 25-, 27-, 32-...
New Software and Web Hosting Services Boost School Web Technology
Scantron Corporation and Intranet Communications Corporation have announced the release of IntraSchool and HomeRooms. IntraSchool is a Web server software environment that provides a simple, secure content definition and deployment model for school...
Project T.E.A.C.H. -- Technology Enrichment and Curriculum Help
One of the most difficult tasks in the creation of 21st century classrooms may be training teachers to appropriately incorporate computers in the classroom and make meaningful use of technology as an instructional tool. Committees can make selections...
Short Takes
The Wellspring is a virtual community of distance learning professionals. This site provides access to the finest minds, the latest research, and the newest tools for advancing the state of online learning. An Index Page features weekly updates from...
Speech Recognition Roundup
Conversa (Conversational Computing Corporation) has introduced Conversa Web 2.0, a program that allows users to surf the Web with their voice. Speaking naturally directs Conversa Web to take the user from hot link to hot link instantaneously. There...
Stanford University Medical Center's Cutting Edge Multimedia Education
A woman in northern California learns a distant cousin living in Chicago needs a donor match for a bone marrow transplant. She wants to help but knows nothing of this procedure. Before having her bone marrow tested the woman heads to the Stanford Health...
TECH CORPS: Building Technology in K-12 Schools through People, Projects and Partnerships
In a 1995 report on business and education reform, the Conference Board described what they perceived as four waves of partnership initiatives. In the first wave, the "adopt-a-school" programs of the 1980s, businesses partnered with local schools,...
Walbrook High School Utilizes High-Powered Windows Solutions Using Low-End Equipment
Urban schools, like Walbrook High School in Baltimore, Maryland, often face an extraordinary challenge. On the one hand, they must manage problems such as high drop-out rates, high mobility rates that take students in and out of schools as their parents...
Wireless Networking Adds Savings and Productivity to Arizona School District
Faced with the ever-challenging responsibility of preparing today's students with the technological know-how to successfully compete in high school, college and the work place, Arizona's Vail school district has gotten wired, or to be exact, wireless....
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