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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: 2019-Feb-12
Document File: 70 page(s) / 99K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Sellers: AUTHOR [+1]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1941: DOI

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. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.

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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

Sellers & Robichaux Informational [Page 1]

RFC 1941 Frequently Asked Questions for Schools May 1996

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 schools face in getting connected. The FYI (For Your Information) series, which is a subset of the IETF- produced RFCs (Requests for Comments) is one way to achieve these goals. (See Appendix...

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