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  1. 1. Welcome
  2. 2. Iowa Communications Network
  3. 3. Iowa Communications Network <ul><li>Bruce McKee </li></ul><ul><li>Director of Technology Services </li></ul><ul><li>North Iowa Area Community College </li></ul><ul><li>Mike Walters </li></ul><ul><li>Director of Learning Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Southeastern Community College </li></ul><ul><li>Chuck Chrisman </li></ul><ul><li>ICN Scheduling Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Southeastern Community College </li></ul>
  4. 4. A Statewide Fiber Optic Network <ul><li>Two-way full motion interactive video </li></ul><ul><li>Voice - Telephone </li></ul><ul><li>Data - including Internet </li></ul>
  5. 5. State Owned <ul><li>Funded by tax dollars </li></ul><ul><li>Totally owned by the state of Iowa </li></ul><ul><li>The only system like this in the country </li></ul><ul><li>Full motion video! Not Compressed video. </li></ul><ul><li>High quality video, voice, data transfer. </li></ul>
  6. 6. 15 Educational Regions
  7. 7. ICN Part I - Fiber Backbone <ul><li>Camp Dodge National Guard Armory </li></ul><ul><li>Iowa Public Television </li></ul><ul><li>One Community College site in each region </li></ul><ul><li>Community College - regional hub </li></ul><ul><li>Three Public Universities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(U of I, ISU, UNI) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>One FOT room at each site </li></ul>
  8. 8. ICN Part I - Fiber Backbone
  9. 9. ICN Part I - Funding <ul><li>State Tax $ </li></ul><ul><li>$11 million FEMA </li></ul><ul><li>Local expense for FOT room </li></ul>
  10. 10. ICN Part II - Fiber to each county <ul><li>One ICN classroom site in each county </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community College sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High School Sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two Area Education Agencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some private colleges and universities </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. ICN Part II - Fiber to each county
  12. 12. ICN Part II - Fiber to each county <ul><li>103 sites total for Part II </li></ul><ul><li>One ICN interactive television classroom at each site </li></ul>
  13. 13. ICN Part II - Funding <ul><li>Star Schools (USDE) Grant for Part II </li></ul><ul><li>$4 million to the State each of two years </li></ul><ul><li>Funded 1/2 the cost of ICN classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Public Information </li></ul><ul><li>Staff development - training for teachers </li></ul>
  14. 14. ICN Part II - Funding <ul><li>Local expenses </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom remodeling cost </li></ul><ul><li>1/2 ICN classroom equipment cost </li></ul><ul><li>State tax $ </li></ul>
  15. 15. ICN Part III -1995-99 Extend fiber to: <ul><li>Every school district </li></ul><ul><li>One library in every county </li></ul><ul><li>Private colleges and universities </li></ul><ul><li>State office buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Federal offices </li></ul><ul><li>Some hospitals </li></ul><ul><li>50 National Guard Armories </li></ul>
  16. 16. Iowa Communications Network
  17. 17. Iowa Communications Network - Region 1
  18. 18. Iowa Communications Network
  19. 19. ICN Part III <ul><li>500+ sites with interactive classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Internet services </li></ul><ul><li>Data lines </li></ul><ul><li>ICN as an Internet Service Provider </li></ul>
  20. 20. Star Schools Grant for Part III <ul><li>Year 3 and 4 </li></ul><ul><li>$6,000 to each school district </li></ul><ul><li>Staff development - Training for teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Internet - AEAs and schools </li></ul>
  21. 21. Iowa Communications Network <ul><li>Educational use of the interactive classrooms: </li></ul>
  22. 22. Iowa Communications Network Student monitors Push-to-talk microphones
  23. 23. Iowa Communications Network Cameras Touch Screen Control Panel Instructor Monitors
  24. 24. Iowa Communications Network Touch Screen
  25. 25. Iowa Communications Network
  26. 26. Partnerships <ul><li>Star Schools Funding - Critical </li></ul><ul><li>IDEA (Iowa Distance Education Alliance) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Involved all educational users in the state </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Created Regional Advisory Committees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provided staff development opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promoted educational use of the ICN </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Regional Partnerships <ul><li>Public Universities </li></ul><ul><li>Community Colleges </li></ul><ul><li>K-12 Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Area Education Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Private Colleges and Universities </li></ul><ul><li>Iowa Department of Education </li></ul><ul><li>IPTV </li></ul>
  28. 28. Partnerships <ul><li>Regional focus </li></ul><ul><li>Statewide cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>Central coordination at IPTV </li></ul><ul><li>Clearly defined responsibilities </li></ul>
  29. 29. Regional Funding <ul><li>To AEA and Community College </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Support to local schools and postsecondary institutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICN Classroom Scheduling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff Development </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Regional Funding <ul><li>Staff Development </li></ul><ul><li>AEA and/or Community College </li></ul><ul><li>UNI - Iowa Educational Technology and Training Institute </li></ul>
  31. 31. ICN Structure 15 Regional Telecommunications Councils
  32. 32. ICN Structure <ul><li>Iowa Telecommunications and Technology Commission (ITTC) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5 person governing board appointed by Governor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Educational Telecommunications Council </li></ul><ul><ul><li>State wide educational advisory board, 18 members </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Regional Telecommunications Councils (RTC) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>15 local advisory boards, 9 members each </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. Regional Telecommunications Council - (RTC) <ul><li>Iowa Community Colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Area Education Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Public Universities </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Education </li></ul><ul><li>School Administrators of Iowa </li></ul><ul><li>Iowa Association of School Boards </li></ul><ul><li>Iowa State Education Association </li></ul><ul><li>Iowa Public Television </li></ul>
  34. 34. Regional Support <ul><li>Video classroom scheduling </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom technical support </li></ul><ul><li>Internet technical support </li></ul><ul><li>Staff development </li></ul><ul><li>RTC coordination </li></ul>
  35. 35. Iowa Database
  36. 36. Iowa Communications Network
  37. 37. Iowa Communications Network
  38. 38. Iowa Communications Network
  39. 39. Iowa Communications Network
  40. 40. Iowa Communications Network
  41. 41. Iowa Communications Network
  42. 42. Iowa Communications Network
  43. 43. ICN Scheduling Process <ul><li>1. Advance Scheduling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spring, Summer, Fall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full-term classes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2. First-come-first-served </li></ul><ul><li>3. On-demand scheduling </li></ul>
  44. 44. Iowa Communications Network <ul><li>Regional Priorities dictate local use </li></ul>Credit Classes Continuing Ed. Public Universities Private Colleges State Agencies ICN Classroom Federal Agencies Enrichment
  45. 45. Iowa Database
  46. 46. Iowa Database
  47. 47. Iowa Database
  48. 48. Iowa Database
  49. 49. Iowa DataBase
  50. 50. Future Development <ul><li>Interstate Interactive Television </li></ul><ul><li>Desktop Video Conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic Chalkboard </li></ul><ul><li>Wide Area Network to Interactive Video Classrooms </li></ul>
  51. 51. Iowa Communications Network <ul><li>Thanks for joining us </li></ul><ul><li>More Information on the Iowa DataBase </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www3.iptv.org/iowa_database/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Our PowerPoint presentation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.niacc.cc.ia.us/~bmckee/icn/ </li></ul></ul>
  52. 52. Thanks for Joining Us

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