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Federal government provision of public information: issues related to public access, technology, and laws/regulations: for Government Information Technology Project, Communications and Information Technology Program,

Description: This report discusses government (public) information, both published and unpublished, which Federal Government either does or does not make public."Public information", is collected and/or developed at Government expenses or as required by public law, and not considered to be classified, personal, or otherwise subject to exemption from the Freedom of Information Act or the Privacy Act.
Date: December 28, 1984
Creator: McClure, Charles R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A note on the strengths and weaknessess [sic] of using the CPS to estimate children's health insurance coverage

Description: This report discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the Current Population Survey (CPS) relative to the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), the National Medical Care Expenditure Survey (NMCE), for the purpose of estimating the numbers of children with different types of health insurance.
Date: February 1988
Creator: Swartz, Katherine
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Financial assistance, education debt and starting salaries of science and engineering graduates: evidence from the 1985 survey of recent college graduates

Description: This report provides statistics on financial aid debt, type of financial aid, salary and percent of financial aid for the Science/Engineering students.
Date: November 10, 1987
Creator: Science, Education and Transportation Division
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An analysis of the scope and quality of the current supply of educational software, and of the available sources of information on educational software

Description: This report presents an analysis of the scope and quality of the current supply of educational software, as well as analysis of the information sources available to educational software acquisition.
Date: September 30, 1987
Creator: Bialo, Ellen R. & Sivin, Jay P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Support for educational technology R & D: the federal role

Description: This report examines the history of the United States Federal Government support for education technology research and development. The report identifies funding level for several civilian and military Federal agencies over time period, nature of programs and projects supported, six case studies of illustrative R&D program, and factors policy recommendations.
Date: September 30, 1987
Creator: Blaschke, Charles; Hunter, Beverly & Zucker, Andrew
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Epidemiology and etiology of Parkinson's disease

Description: This report provides introduction of Dr. James Parkinson, diagnosis of Parkinson's syndromes, the age of onset of the disease, racial origin and incidence rate of Parkinson's, as well as survival after the onset of Parkinson's.
Date: December 15, 1988
Creator: Rajput, A.H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Distance learning case studies

Description: This report discuses distance learning projects, and ways telecommunications technologies such as satellites, cable television, fiber optics, slow scan TV, instructional television fixed services, and microcomputer networking have opened up opportunities for school districts to coordinate schedules and to share resources.
Date: June 1989
Creator: Barker, Bruce O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The evolution of distance learning: technology-mediated interactive learning: a report for the study, "Technologies for learning at a distance", Science, Education, and Transportation Program

Description: This report has two primary goals. One objective is to provide provocative ideas on how emerging forces external to education may shape the future of distance learning. The second purpose is to depict a potential new field, technology-mediated interactive learning, that may result from synthesis of distance learning, cooperative learning, and computer-supported cooperative work.
Date: July 1989
Creator: Dede, Christopher
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The role of private business in distance learning: the educational partnership

Description: This report explicates private corporation's role in developing and executing educational partnerships to serve elementary and secondary schools. It discusses the impact of these partnerships on distance learning. as well as the cooperative role of private enterprise in serving the public authority by addressing the educational needs as the local, regional, state and national levels.
Date: June 1989
Creator: Otterman, Lloyd O. & Pease, Pamela S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The effects of distance learning: a summary of the literature: paper for the Congress of the United States, Office of Technology Assessment

Description: This report offers a brief review of the general characteristics of distance education, and reports the research of the 1980s on the main issues in teaching, learning, educational planning. organization and policy making with regard to use of communications technology in contemporary distance education.
Date: May 1989
Creator: Moore, Michael G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department