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Frequently Asked Questions for Schools (RFC1941)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004245D
Original Publication Date: 1996-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Sellers & J. Robichaux: AUTHOR

Abstract

The goal of this FYI document, produced by the Internet School Networking (ISN) group in the User Services Area of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), is to act as an introduction to the Internet for faculty, administration, and other school personnel in primary and secondary schools. The intended audience is educators who are recently connected to the Internet, who are accessing the Internet by some means other than a direct connection, or who are just beginning to consider Internet access as a resource for their schools. Although the Internet Engineering Task Force is an international organization and this paper will be valuable to educators in many countries, it is limited in focus to internetworking in the United States.

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Network Working Group J. Sellers

Request for Comments: 1941 Sterling Software/NASA IITA

FYI: 22 J. Robichaux

Obsoletes: 1578 InterNIC

Category: Informational May 1996

Frequently Asked Questions for Schools

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 document, produced by the Internet School

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

Engineering Task Force (IETF), is to act as an introduction to the

Internet for faculty, administration, and other school personnel in

primary and secondary schools. The intended audience is educators who

are recently connected to the Internet, who are accessing the

Internet by some means other than a direct connection, or who are

just beginning to consider Internet access as a resource for their

schools. Although the Internet Engineering Task Force is an

international organization and this paper will be valuable to

educators in many countries, it is limited in focus to

internetworking in the United States.

Table of Contents

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

2. Acknowledgments................................................ 3

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

4. Questions About Getting the Internet into the School........... 7

5. Questions About Using Internet Services........................ 17

6. Questions About Classroom Resources, Projects, & Collaboration. 21

7. Questions About Security and Ethics............................ 25

8. Suggested Reading.............................................. 29

9. Resources and Contacts......................................... 31

10. References.................................................... 50

11. Security Considerations....................................... 51

12. Authors' Addresses............................................ 51

Appendix A: Glossary of Terms Used in this Document............... 52

Appendix B: Ways to Get Requests for Comments (RFCs).............. 60

Appendix C: Examples of Educational Projects Using the Internet... 61

1. Introduction

As more and more schools begin using technology to achieve

educational goals, access to the worldwide network of computer

networks known as the Internet is expanding. Help for schools in the

form of printed materials, electronic resources, and people is also

expanding. The Internet School Networking (ISN) group of the Internet

Engineering Task Force (IETF) remains committed to articulating the

advantages of Internet connections for schools and providing

solutions to the challenges school...