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Jerry Uhl

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NetMath on PBS
Posted: May 8, 1998 8:44 AM
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I just got this from Howard Weinberg of PBS.

Illinois NetMath will be heavily featured in this program. In preparation
for it, PBS came to our Altgeld Hall lab and went to Rock Falls to see our
Calculus&Mathematica NetMath Calculus students in internet and math action!


A Two-Hour Special for PBS

New technology is bringing education to students anytime anywhere and
creating online communities of learners. The ability to go to college in
cyberspace, via computer and the Internet,
is creating shockwaves in the world of higher education while the world of
business sees an opportunity for =ECjust in time=EE education.

a two-hour documentary (also available as two 1-Hour programs) for Fall1998
broadcast on PBS, explores the practices, problems,
and promises of online higher education,
and finds that it can be both effective and controversial. Passionate
advocates of face-to-face teacher-
student interaction dispute evangelists for anytime anywhere online
education. Online pioneers warn of potential misuse. Grateful students
and dedicated teachers,
whose lives are being changed by their online experiences, touch the heart:

=EF A Fairbanks, Alaska,
former stereo salesman gets his master=EDs degree online without leaving his
home state for two years.

=EF A Rock Falls,
Illinois high school math teacher arranges for an online calculus course for
two girls intent on scientific careers.

=EF A New Sharon, Iowa,
single father and farmer yearns for an affordable Internet connection so he
can finish college =F1=F1=DDa requirement for him to earn much-
needed extra income in the National Guard.

Net.LEARNING is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and
produced by the
Anytime Anywhere Network, Inc.,
in association with South Carolina ETV. Net.LEARNING=EDs senior producer,
writer and co-director is Howard Weinberg whose credits include many award-
winning PBS programs: Founding Producer,
The Robert MacNeil Report and The MacNeil-Lehrer Report; Executive Producer,
Listening to America with Bill Moyers and The Dick Cavett Show;
Documentary producer-writer-director, Sports for Sale; After the War;
One Plus One; First Things First;
A Job to Be Done. Net.LEARNING=EDs director,
co-writer and co-producer is Karen A. Frenkel,
whose award-
winning PBS documentary Minerva=EDs Machine told the story of women in
computing. Net.LEARNING=EDs narrator is Scott Simon,
host of National Public Radio=EDs Weekend Edition and Georgia Public
Television=EDs Life on the Internet.

To find out when NetLearning will air in your community,
call your local PBS station.

Jerry Uhl
Professor of Mathematics 1409 West Green Street
University of Illinois Urbana,Illinois 61801
Calculus&Mathematica Development Team

Any fool can know. The point is to understand.
------Albert Einstein

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