[Federal Register: March 27, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 59)]
[Page 16194]
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Web-Based Education Commission; Telephone Conference Call

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Education.

ACTION: Notice of full Commission telephone conference call.


SUMMARY: This notice announces the telephone conference call for the
full Commission. Notice of this conference call 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 call
into the conference.

DATES: The conference call will be on March 27, 2000, from 12:00-1:00
pm eastern standard time. Individuals interested in listening in on the
call should contact the Commission for instructions.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David S. Byer, Executive Director,
Congressional Web-based Education Commission, U.S. Department of
Education, 1990 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006-8533. Telephone:
(202) 219-7045. Fax: (202) 502-7873. You may reach Mr. Byer by email
at: david__byer@ed.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Web-based Education Commission is
authorized by title VIII, part J of the Higher Education 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 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 March 27 conference call is to (1) provide an
update on Commission activities; (2) discuss the formation of working
groups and the assignment of members to each group; (3) report on web
site presence; and (4) plan for the next hearing of the Commission,
tentatively scheduled for April 7-8 in Silicon Valley.
    The conference call is open to the public. Records are kept of all
Commission proceedings and are available for public inspection at the
office of the Web-based Education Commission, Room 8089, 1990 K Street,
NW, Washington, DC 20006-8533 from the hours of 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. The
meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities.
Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order to
attend the meeting (i.e. interpreting services, assistive listening
devices, or materials in alternative format) should contact the person
listed in this notice at least two weeks before the scheduled meeting
date. We will attempt to meet requests after this date, but cannot
guarantee availability of the requested accommodation.

    Dated: March 22, 2000.
A. Lee Fritschler,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 00-7510 Filed 3-24-00; 8:45 am]