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An Integrated Educational Program In Information Networking Technologies … A Match For The Next Millennium

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1998 Annual Conference


Seattle, Washington

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June 28, 1998

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June 28, 1998

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July 1, 1998



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3.87.1 - 3.87.20



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Eric J. Addeo

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Session 1149 An Integrated Educational Program in Information Networking Technologies – A Match for the Next Millennium

Dr. Eric J. Addeo DeVry Institute North Brunswick, NJ 08902-3362 Tel: (732) 435-4880, ext. 3949 Fax: (732) 435-4861 Email: Abstract

There is a vision being explored and brought to fruition by an unprecedented partnership of government, industry, and a wide range of institutions. It is a vision of a widely available and affordable access to lifelong educational opportunities, of improved and more cost effective health care, of essentially universal access to the best libraries and other sources of information, and of increasing productivity and competitiveness. The vision is of a national information infrastructure based on the powerful communications and computational capabilities that have emerged over the last several years. Models for information infrastructure already exist, although none have achieved the scale of the new one envisioned. The Internet, the universal telephone network and the vast bed of compatible videocassette recorders installed in America homes and businesses are examples of models for information infrastructure. Information networking technology is a synergistic and rapidly growing field that is uniquely matched to the challenges of the evolving information era. This new discipline integrates the fields of computer science, telecommunications, policy, business management and psychology for the design of usable and even fun-to-use user interfaces. Networking and information technology trends point to an increasingly strong coupling of here- to-fore separate disciplines. This paper will bring together a proposal for a new interdisciplinary program in information networking technologies that are well matched to the needs of the information era in the next millennium. The program architecture could be customized for a range of higher educational programs, spanning the Associate’s degree to a graduate level Ph.D. program. 1.0 Introduction For the purposes of this document, we define an information network as being comprised of two distinct layers, as shown in the following diagram.

Addeo, E. J. (1998, June), An Integrated Educational Program In Information Networking Technologies … A Match For The Next Millennium Paper presented at 1998 Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/1-2--7202

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