Chapter 12: EDUCATION AND THE NET
If you're a teacher, you've probably already begun to see the
potential the Net has for use in the class. Usenet , ftp and telnet
have tremendous educational potential, from keeping up with world events
to arranging international science experiments.
Usenet educational resources
Because the Net now reaches so many countries and often stays online
even when the phones go down, you and your students can "tune in" to
first-hand accounts during international conflicts. Look at your
system's list of Usenet soc.culture groups to see if there is one about
the country or region you're interested in. Even in peacetime, these
newsgroups can be great places to find people from countries you might
The biggest problem may be getting accounts for your students, if
you're not lucky enough to live within the local calling area of a
Free-Net system. Many colleges and universities, however, are willing to
discuss providing accounts for secondary students at little or no cost.
Several states, including California and Texas, have Internet-linked
networks for teachers and students.
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