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LinuxPR: BASCOM's Classroom Connectivity Solution Simplifies/Expands Internet-Enriched Instruction

Oct 03, 2000, 20:04 (0 Talkback[s])

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"BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc. (BASCOM), pioneering developers of Linux based connectivity solutions, today announces the latest release of its flagship K-12 connectivity solution, the Internet Communications Server (ICS) 3.0. First introduced over two years ago, the ICS has become the "learning on-ramp" of choice among educators seeking to unlock the vast learning potential of the Internet. The ICS 3.0 provides even the most "technically challenged" teachers with an intuitive means of efficiently aggregating curriculum-centric resources and a safe environment for student research and communications. The ICS provides easy installation, "secure-in-seconds" firewall protection, remote administration, expanded Internet access management capabilities through its revolutionary Learning Zones technology, increased learning resources via an expanded global education community, enhanced mobile computing functionality, and a range of new features, making it the most complete and easy-to-use K-12 connectivity solution available."

"The ICS 3.0 was driven by feedback from teachers, administrators and parents seeking to provide students with a robust, yet focused, Internet-enriched curriculum. The new version of the ICS promotes ready access to a wealth of instructional resources within a safe, yet flexible, environment that empowers administrators and teachers to exercise discretion over what content is relevant to the curriculum or that day's lesson plan," said Peter Cirasole, BASCOM President. "While the term digital divide is usually used to describe the technology haves and have-nots, it is also an apt way to characterize the gulf that often exists between tech-savvy students and their teachers. The new version of the ICS was designed to bridge this gap, making it easier than ever before to integrate the Internet into the classroom, adding excitement and new depths to teaching and learning."

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