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>From the P1484 digests (Education technology standards working groups)

Date:    Sat, 10 Oct 1998 17:23:23 -0700
From:    James Salsman <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: US NIST ATP/ALS awards announced:  A.D.A.M., Real Edu.,
Teknowledge

Congress, which loves to talk the talk of education, has decided
that the walk merits less than 5% of funding awarded in NIST's
Advanced Learning Systems awards,
  http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/atp/98alscomp.htm
part of the Advanced Technology Program.

Please call congress-persons offices and ask them to make sure
funding for the "Educational Research Initiative joint venture
between Education and the NSF" not get shorn from the omnibus
funding bill.  In that allotment is $75 million, $50 million of
which has already been awarded to the NSF in an earlier bill
which sailed through and was signed.

It is imperative that all citizens make their voices heard on
this important measure, which is likely to benefit client-server
adaptations of the IBM "Watch Me Read" prototype --
  http://www.ibm.com/Stories/1997/06/voice5.html

http://www.research.ibm.com/resources/magazine/1997/issue_4/solutions497.html
-- and CMU's Project LISTEN:
  http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~listen
(Without client-server methods where prudent, the amortized present
value of a hypothetical fully-installed satisfactory system is probably
at least 30% more expensive.  Plus, more client-server education going
on means less commuting is taking place; less carbon dioxide; less
flooding, which can do almost as much for property values as better
educational systems can do in the first place.)

Cheers,
James