The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care

1996 OPEN FORUM Abstracts

Connecting Educators to the Net

Mark Diana, MBA, RRT Wednesday, November 6, 1996

This presentation will be in two parts. Part one will discuss the basic requirements for individual educators to get connected to the Internet, whether through the employer or through an independent service provider, including basic hardware and software considerations. Also included in this section will be the difficulties in dealing with the bureaucratic structures commonly found in educational institutions, including the problem of administrative computing centers providing academic computing support.

The second part will address specific resources available to the educator on the Internet, with a specific focus on those areas of interest to respiratory care educators. This discussion will address mailing lists, news groups, gopher and file transfer protocol (ftp) resources, and world wide web (www) sites. The focus of this section will be on the content of the resources available, rather than on the technical hardware and software issues of accessing those resources.

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