The effect of network technology on education

  • Anton J. Knierzinger
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT)


Worldwide a rapidly increasing number of schools is connected to the Internet, which is a way of supporting teachers, students and school administrators. Although many teachers have great expectations in regard to this medium in terms of new didactic possibilities, many telecommunication projects with schools are mostly dealing with the technical infrastructure. Based on the results and experiences made in the Upper Austrian school-net ‘Education Highway’ project the following questions will be discussed: What are the wishes and expectations of teachers concerning networks in schools? Do we meet the needs of schools by doing Internet projects with them? What results can we expect if schools are connected to a network? What are the MUSTs which make a network project for schools successful?


Telecommunications distance learning Internet 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anton J. Knierzinger
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  1. 1.Institut für Schule und Neue TechnologiePaedagogische Akademie der Dioezese LinzLinzAustria

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