[Federal Register: May 19, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 98)]


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Web-based Education Commission; Telephone Conference Call

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Education.

ACTION: Web-based Education 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.

DATE: The conference call will be on May 25, 2000, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. 

eastern standard time. Individuals interested in listening in on the 

call should contact the Commission for instructions.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Byer, Executive Director, 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. Email: web_commission@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 May 25 conference call is to (1) Provide an 

update on Commission activities; (2) discuss activities of each working 

group; (3) report on the progress of the web site design; and (4) 

discuss plans for the next Commission hearing in Atlanta on June 26, 


    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 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Assistance To Individuals With Disabilities

    The conference call is accessible to individuals with disabilities. 

Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order to 

participate in the call (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.

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    Note: The official version of this document is the document 

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A. Lee Fritschler,

Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education.

[FR Doc. 00-12670 Filed 5-18-00; 8:45 am]