ISDN: Linking the information highway to the classroom
ISDN is not a panacea for education or telecommunications. Like many resources, its effectiveness is a function of intelligent design and planning. ISDN is only one of many telecommunications systems available. In cases where there is a need to communicate with dozens of sites, ISDN is probably not the optimal choice because of the cost of additional connections. If there is a need for a flexible system that calls for a minimal support staff and does not require a large initial investment, ISDN is worth examining.
Today’s society challenges educators on a personal and professional level. Educators are dealing with increasing class sizes, discipline problems, limited funding and cultural diversity. Rural schools face exceptional challenges in helping their students prepare for a rapidly changing world. ISDN is a tool which can help teachers overcome these challenges by providing them with additional resources such as teacher training, educational research, and instructions for students.
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