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FYI on Questions and Answers - Answers to Commonly Asked "Primary and Secondary School Internet User" Questions (RFC1578)

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Original Publication Date: 1994-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Sellers: AUTHOR

Abstract

The goal of this FYI RFC, produced by the Internet School Networking (ISN) group in the User Services Area of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), is to document the questions most commonly asked about the Internet by those in the primary and secondary school community, and to provide pointers to sources which answer those questions. It is directed at educators, school media specialists, and school administrators who are recently connected to the Internet, who are accessing the Internet via dial-up or another means which is not a direct connection, or who are considering an Internet connection as a resource for their schools.

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Network Working Group J. Sellers

Request for Comments: 1578 NASA NREN/Sterling Software

FYI: 22 February 1994

Category: Informational

FYI on Questions and Answers

Answers to Commonly Asked "Primary and Secondary School Internet User"

Questions

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo

does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of

this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

The goal of this FYI RFC, produced by the Internet School Networking

(ISN) group in the User Services Area of the Internet Engineering

Task Force (IETF), is to document the questions most commonly asked

about the Internet by those in the primary and secondary school

community, and to provide pointers to sources which answer those

questions. It is directed at educators, school media specialists,

and school administrators who are recently connected to the Internet,

who are accessing the Internet via dial-up or another means which is

not a direct connection, or who are considering an Internet

connection as a resource for their schools.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction................................................... 2

2. Acknowledgments................................................ 2

3. Questions About the Internet in an Educational Setting......... 3

4. Questions About School Support for an Internet Connection...... 5

5. Questions About Implementation and Technical Options.......... 10

6. Questions About Security and Ethics............................12

7. Questions About Educational Collaboration, Projects, and

Resources..................................................... 15

8. Suggested Reading............................................. 18

9. Resources and Contacts........................................ 21

10. References.................................................... 35

11. Security Considerations....................................... 35

12. Author's Address.............................................. 35

Appendix A: Examples of Projects Using the Internet.......... 36

Appendix B: How To Get Documents Electronically.............. 43

Appendix C: Glossary of Terms Used in This Document.......... 47

1. Introduction

The elementary and secondary school community of teachers, media

specialists, administrators, and students is a growing population on

the Internet. In general, this group of users approaches the

Internet with less exp...