Internet School Networking (isn) Charter
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- Jennifer Sellers <email@example.com>
- Jodi Chu <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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- Joyce Reynolds <email@example.com>
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Description of Working Group
The Internet School Networking Working Group is chartered to address
issues related to the connection of primary and secondary schools
worldwide to the Internet. The key audiences include network service
providers and educational policy makers responsible for network access
and use. The key areas of focus for this group are advocacy and
1. Advocacy. The ISN Working Group will facilitate dialog between the
secondary education community and the Internet engineering community in
order to identify and fulfill the needs of the primary and secondary school
2. Articulation. Informed by the group's experience, and with input
from other IETF working groups, the ISN Working Group will articulate
solutions to the challenges a school may experience in seeking and gaining a
connection to the Internet, as well as the benefits of such a
connection. Advantages to Internet connectivity may be articulated by
means of pointers to such services as user interfaces, directories,
organizations, and training programs, as well as to other resources.
Articulation will most often be in the form of periodic documents
that address key issues of interest to the school networking
community. Representative issues to be addressed by the group include
connectivity models, educational directories, and acceptable use
Goals and Milestones
- Release as an FYI RFC a short document that gives guidance to schools in setting an Acceptable Use Policy.
- Release as an FYI RFC a general document that gives guidance in how to connect to the Internet. Included as an appendix will be models for connectivity that may be of particular interest to schools. This is a joint activity with the User Documents Revisions Working Group.
- Define the information to be included in an online database of educational people involved in networking, recommend a process for collecting and updating the data, and coordinate with a directory services provider to implement the database. Results will be published in an FYI RFC.
- Mar 95
- Write a set of two documents, one aimed at connection providers and the other aimed at educational sites, providing guidelines for bringing educational sites online. Included will be a broad definition of connection providers. Interim milestones: 3/94 complete outline; 7/94 first draft; 3/95 review completed.
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