[Federal Register: January 21, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 14)]
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Web-based Education Commission; Hearing and Meeting

AGENCY:  Office of Postsecondary Education, Education.

ACTION:  Notice of Hearing and Meeting.


SUMMARY:  This notice announces the next hearing and meeting of the 
Web-based Education Commission. Notice of this meeting 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 and meeting.

DATE:  The hearing and meeting will be held on February 2, 2000, from 
1-5 p.m. and February 3, 2000, from 9-12 p.m.

LOCATION:  The hearing and meeting will be held in room 106 of the 
Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  David S. Byer, Executive Director, 
Web-based Education Commission, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K 
Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006-8533. Telephone: (202) 502-7561. Fax: 
(202) 502-7873. Email: david__Xbyer@ed.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  The Web-based Education Commission is 
authorized by Title VIII, Part J of the Higher Education Act 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 other technology-mediated content 
and learning strategies to transform and

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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 purpose of the February 2-3 hearing and meeting is to begin the 
Commission's investigation and approve a detailed mission and plan. On 
both February 2 and 3, the Commission will hear from government and 
public witnesses on the potential for web-based and other technology-
mediated content to transform and improve teaching and learning at the 
K-12 and postsecondary education levels, as well as the regulatory and 
institutional barriers to this transformation. On February 3, the 
Commission will also meet to approve its mission and plan for the year.
    The hearing and meeting are open to the general public. Records are 
kept of all Commission proceeding and are available for public 
inspection at the office of the Web-Based Education Commission, Room 
8091, 1990 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006-8533 from the hours of 9 
a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with 
disabilities. An individual with a disability who will need an 
auxiliary aid or service to participate in the meeting (e.g., 
interpreting services, assisted listening device or materials in an 
alternate format) should notify the contact person listed in this 
notice at least two weeks before the scheduled meeting date. Although 
the Department will attempt to meet a request received after that date, 
the requested auxiliary aid or service may not be available because of 
insufficient time to arrange it.

    Dated: January 13, 2000.
A. Lee Fritschler,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 00-1455 Filed 1-20-00; 8:45 am]