“ In a highly competitive world, we need to bring the high-speed information highway to our schools and to our students to better prepare our children for the challenges ahead.” “ If we want our young people to stay and continue to help build the commonwealth’s economy, we need to equip them for the future. A quality telecommunications infrastructure is vital in this 21st century.”
Internet2 Consortium, (n.d.). Internet2 applications. Retrieved Nov. 03, 2005, from http://www.internet2.edu/ Web site: http://apps.internet2.edu/.
Since much teaching, learning, and collaborative research may require real-time multimedia and high-bandwidth interconnection, a major aspect of Internet2 is adding sufficient network infrastructure to support such applications. Internet2 [investigates and develops] new ways to use the Internet and the Internet2 infrastructure for educational purposes.
Sponsored Education Group Participants - 34 States 9/05
Time Required to Download 2-hour Course Lecture DVD 56 kbps ISDN DSL/ Cable T1 Internet2 Land Speed Record 6 Seconds 168 Hours 74 Hours 25 Hours 6.4 Hours
Internet2 K20 Content Themes Remote Scientific Instruments Experiences and Expertise Creating New Knowledge International Learning Communities Creating New Opportunities Rich Multi-Media Digital Libraries
Kongshem, L. (1999). Smart data: mining the school district data warehouse. Electronic School, 12-18.
“ Many educators are looking for ways to augment their instincts with solid data -- and to back up their hunches with hard facts . Enter data-based decision making, a strategy that aims to give all stakeholders access to easy-to-use computing tools that can help them analyze, make sense of, and act on information about every student and every facet of the district's operations.”