Office of Postsecondary Education, Education.
This notice announces the next hearing of the Web-based Education Commission. Notice of this hearing is required under Section 10 (a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This document is intended to notify the general public of their opportunity to attend this hearing.
The hearing will be held on June 26, 2000, from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. in conjunction with the National Educational Computing Conference in Atlanta, GA. The hearing location is in the Georgia World Congress Center (Hall G).Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
David Byer, Executive Director, Web-based Education Commission, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006-8533. Telephone: (202) 219-7045. Fax: (202) 502-7873. Email: email@example.com.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The Web-based Education Commission is authorized by Title VIII, Part J of the Higher Education Amendments of 1998, as amended by the Fiscal 2000 Appropriations Act for the Departments of Labor, Health, and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies. The Commission is required to conduct a thorough study to assess the critical pedagogical and policy issues affecting the creation and use of web-based and Start Printed Page 37364other technology-mediated content and learning strategies to transform and improve teaching and achievement at the K-12 and postsecondary education levels. The Commission must issue a final report to the President and the Congress, not later than 12 months after the first meeting of the Commission, which occurred November 16-17, 1999. The final report will contain a detailed statement of the Commission's findings and conclusions, as well as recommendations.
The June 26 hearing will cover a range of K-12 technology-related issues. These issues will include access for underserved populations, accreditation, evaluation of effectiveness, online courses and schools, online privacy, professional development, standards and assessment.
The hearing and meeting are open to the public. Records are kept of all Commission proceedings and are available for public inspection at the office of the Web-based Education Commission, Room 8089, 1990 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006-8533 from the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Assistance to Individuals With Disabilities
The hearing site is accessible to individuals With disabilities. Individuals who will need an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the hearing (e.g., interpreting services, assistive listening devices, or materials in alternative format) should contact the person listed in this notice at least two weeks before the scheduled hearing date. We will attempt to meet requests after this date, but cannot guarantee availability of the requested accommodation.
Electronic Access to This Document
You may view this document, as well as all other Department of Education documents published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on the Internet at either of the following sites:
To use the PDF you must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader Program with Search, which is available free at either of the previously mentioned sites. If you have questions about using the PDF, call the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1-888-293-6498; or in the Washington, DC area, at (202) 512-1530.
The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at:Start Signature
Dated: June 6, 2000.
A. Lee Fritschler,
Assistant Secretary Office of Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 00-14946 Filed 6-13-00; 8:45 am]
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