[Federal Register: August 28, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 167)]
[Page 52101-52102]
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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 its opportunity to attend this

DATES: The hearing will be held on September 14-15, 2000. The session
on September 14 is scheduled for 1 p.m.-5 p.m. The session on September
15 is scheduled for 8:30 a.m.-12 noon. Both sessions will be held on
Capitol Hill, building and room numbers to be announced.

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 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 September 14-15 hearings will focus on a number of issues not
fully addressed at previous hearings. The September 14 hearing will
center on ``The Promise of the Internet: Voices from the Field.''
Issues to be covered include minority populations, disabilities,
privacy and protection, research and development, and others. The
September 15 hearing will center on ``The Promise of the Internet to
Empower Adult Learners.''

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    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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    Dated: August 21, 2000.
A. Lee Fritschler,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 00-21862 Filed 8-25-00; 8:45 am]