SEMNET

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SEMNET is a regional network collaborative, established to develop and implement advanced telecommunication services by joining to the State’s network, MNET.

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SEMNET

  1. 1. SEMNET’s Mission To Build and Maintain a World- Class Regional Telecommunications Collaborative in Southeastern Minnesota.
  2. 2. BENEFITS OF SEMNET Develop and Improve Lower Telecommunication Collaboration, Connections Costs Between area Schools Access to high-speed Develop Shared Services Regional, State-wide among members connections
  3. 3. Examine and implement Preserve, enhance, and expand appropriate alternative learning opportunities deliveries of education Collaborate within the Explore and deploy appropriate membership, other collaborative administrative entities, and regions to and business systems maximize the value of SEMNET to their communities Actively promote SEMNET and recruit new membership
  4. 4. SEMNET Districts with OET Letters of agency service agreements Districts Membership Albert Lea Byron Chatfield Cannon Falls Grand Meadow Dover-Eyota Kingsland Houston Rochester Leroy Ostrander Pine Island Lyle Plainview - Elgin Redwing - Millville Southland Stewartville
  5. 5. •Large-Scale 1:1 Implementations •Learning Management Systems Go Mainstream •Online Assessment Is Replacing the No. 2 Pencil •The Student Computing “Race to Mobility” Accelerates •Interactive Whiteboards Come Into Their Own •Internet Bandwidth Crisis Reveals New Concerns http://www.ads2006.net/ads/order08
  6. 6. http://etoolkit.org/etoolkit/bandwidth_calculator/index
  7. 7. INTERNET WAN 10 Mbps per 100 mb per 1,000 1,000 students/staff students/staff Technology Rich Learning – 2-3 years http://www.setda.org/
  8. 8. INTERNET WAN 100 Mbps per 1 Gbps per 1,000 1,000 students/staff students/staff Technology Rich Learning – 5 to 7 years http://www.setda.org/
  9. 9. “Rural areas often have more limited access to broadband than other areas of the country. The digital divide remains a significant obstacle to overcome when providing access to virtual learning opportunities for all students” http://www.setda.org/web/guest/2020/online-courseware
  10. 10. Teachers and students need high-speed broadband access in their schools to take advantage of a wide range of new and rich educational tools and resources available for learning anytime, anywhere http://www.setda.org/web/guest/2020/broadband
  11. 11. Teachers need high- speed broadband access for professional development, and engaging in professional learning communities as well as accessing new educational resources such as curriculum cadres and education portals http://www.setda.org/web/guest/2020/broadband
  12. 12. Administrators need high-speed broadband access to conduct online assessments and to access data for effective decision making http://www.setda.org/web/guest/2020/broadband
  13. 13. Students need high- speed broadband access to overcome the digital divide in rural and low socio-economic areas http://www.setda.org/web/guest/2020/broadband
  14. 14. High-speed Telecommunication Infrastructure is Essential to Meet K-12 Education Needs

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