EDUCOM: A Retrospective by Robert C. Heterick, Jr.
Five-year grant of $750,000 offered by W. K. Kellogg Foundation for new administrative operations.
First issue of Educom Bulletin. First EDUCOM conference held at Duke University; attendance 150. Edison Montgomery, University of Pittsburgh vice-chancellor, elected president of Educom.
Headquarters moved to Boston. Educom "resolution on Copyright" published with intention to clarify status of computer programs with regard to Copyright Revision Bill in U.S. Congress.
Jordan Baruch succeeds Edison Montgomery as president.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation renews support for Educom with five-year $600,000 grant.
Jordan Baruch resigns presidency and is replaced by acting president Joseph Becker. Henry Chauncey named president.
Educom launches Consulting Service and Library Catalog Card Service with OCLC.
NSF awards $113,600 for three networking seminars.
John and Mary Markle Foundation awards grant to study cable TV in education; Exxon Education Foundation grants $66,000 to study state agencies and centralized computing services for colleges and universities.
Planning Council on Computing in Education and Research is created by group of 18 universities. Joe B. Wyatt elected president of Educom on resignation of Henry Chauncey.
James C. Emery elected Educom president.
Discount Purchase Program announced for Educom members.
Educom Financial Planning Model (EFPM) completed. National Science Foundation awards Educom $360,000 for study of computer-based sharing in teaching and research.
Educom receives $102,000 from Lilly Foundation to continue research and evaluation of EFPM.
John W. McCredie appointed president of Educom. Lilly Foundation awards $213,000 grant for continued development of EFPM.
Educom receives $282,000 grant from Carnegie Foundation for networking.
First issue of Educom Networking Newsletter mailed.
IBM donates $1 million plus equipment for startup of BITNET information center.
Ernest J. Anastasio named 7th president of Educom.
Ernest Anastasio resigns as president; Mike Roberts named acting president of Educom.
Kenneth M. King named 8th president of Educom. Networking and Telecommunications Task Force (NTTF) formed with five initial members.
First National NET conference held in Washington, D.C. NTTF has 40 members.
Educom Review replaces Educom Bulletin.
Four volumes of the Strategies Series published. Coalition for Networked Information founded.
Higher Education Information Resources Alliance (HEIRA) created.
First issue of Edupage released to a circulation of less than 100. Internet Society founded with Educom as charter member.
Robert C. Heterick, Jr., named 9th president of Educom. Outline of National Learning Infrastructure Initiative (NLII) begun. 1994 Educom Fellows program initiated. NLII announced with 46 members.
First Educom Medals awarded.
Work begun on Instructional Management System (IMS).
Internet2 project spun off from Educom as part of new University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development.