[Federal Register: July 10, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 132)]
[Page 42339-42340]
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Web-based Education Commission; Hearing

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Education.
SUMMARY: This notice announces the next hearing of the Web-based 
Education Commission. Notice of this hearing 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.

DATES: The hearing will be held on July 19-20, 2000. The session on 
July 19 is scheduled for 1 p.m.-5 p.m. The session on July 20 is 
scheduled for 9 a.m.-12 noon. Both sessions will be held on Capitol 
Hill in room 628 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

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) 502-7675.
    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

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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 
    The July 19-20 hearing will cover a range of higher education 
technology-related issues. The hearing will examine online access, 
courses and programs, accreditation and assessment, distributive 
learning, costs and financial assistance, postsecondary education 
regulations, faculty issues, and the postsecondary education 
    The hearing 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 6131, 1990 K Street, 
NW, Washington, DC 20006-8533, from the hours of 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Assistance to Individuals With Disabilities: The hearing site is 
accessible to individuals with disabilities. Individuals who will need 
an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the hearing (e.g., 
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 hearing 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. 00-17291 Filed 7-7-00; 8:45 am]