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Wide-area networking in K-12 education: Issues shaping implementation and use


Computers & Education Volume 24, Number 3, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


The demand for wide-area networking (WAN) for education at the K-12 level is rapidly increasing. However, there is little systematic understanding of those factors which play important roles in shaping usage of WAN at the K-12 level. By reviewing previous research pertaining to the use of computer networks in K-12 environments, as well as in business and the university arenas, this paper identifies issues that are likely to play a major role in shaping WAN usage in elementary and secondary education. Technical and logistical issues, issues related to the attitudes and characteristics of individual users, and social and organizational factors shaping WAN usage are all considered.


Eurich-Fulcer, R. & Schofield, J.W. (1995). Wide-area networking in K-12 education: Issues shaping implementation and use. Computers & Education, 24(3), 211-220. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved August 7, 2020 from .

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