Technology as the Enabler


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Technology as the Enabler

  1. 1. Community LibrariesThe e-spot!
  2. 2. VT BROADBAND BUILD PROJECTS VT Fiber Connect VTEL WOW FairPoint 51 EC Fiber Target Communities VT Libraries WAN project 1G connections Community capacity building investment
  3. 3. SIGNIFICANTLY LESS LIKELY TO HAVE BROADBAND ATHOMESOURCE: fcc Survey 2010 Demographic National Average 65%How will these “less likely” nonadopters influence our success in Vermont Average 75%changing household behaviors forenergy consumption, health care, Low Income 40%education and services? (under 20K)How can our community libraries Less Educated 24% (no high school degree)tackle the basic barriers: digitalliteracy, cost, and relevance? Rural Americans 50%What strategies will we deploy that Other Americans ( 65+) 35%influence citizen participation incommunity life ? and how might weimpact the other sectors of our People with Disabilities 42%community and economy? African Americans 59% Hispanics 49%
  4. 4. Economic Development Energy and Government Transportation Services ADOPTION ANDAgriculture APPLICATION and the  Education WorkingLandscape Community Capacity Health Care Building
  5. 5.  Community computing centers Breaking down barriers: access to and for all Teaching digital literacy  Computer basics, internet fundamentals, email  On line job search, internet collaboration, content evaluation, cyber safety Employment assistance Inter-generational learning : community digital coaches Accessing municipal and state services Making the globe relevant Literacy for the 21st century Extending the school curriculum Always on wi fi Improving health, education and employment incomes Imagine the possibilities!
  6. 6.  Internet2 Network Sponsored  What is Internet 2? Education Group Participation  National Research and Education In association with Vermont network – primarily higher EPSCoR education  Both infrastructure (a national high- performance network) and organizational programs and projects  Example programs & projects:  Advanced networking systems  Collaborative software development & standards  K-20 educational collaboration
  7. 7.  Funded by the National Science Foundation Builds research and education infrastructure throughout the state;  Higher Ed: UVM, VSC, private colleges  Private Sector [Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 0, Innovation Fund] Education Outreach: Center for Workforce Development, Streams Project Vermont Public Television: Emerging Science
  8. 8.  UVM is an Internet 2 member and is joining SEGP Vermont EPSCoR & UVM will fund I2 participation for every Vermont nonprofit and for-profit K-20 education institution, museum, library, art gallery and hospital through UVM’s I2 SEGP membership
  9. 9.  Collaboration among VT, NH, ME, RI, DE as EPSCoR’s northeast region Building redundant “big pipes” between Vermont and neighboring states 120 Gbps BTV to Hanover (and on to Boston) 120 Gbps BTV to Albany
  10. 10.  Access advanced technology – student centered learning, one-to-one computing, collaborations with students in different cultures working with similar interests Expand student learning opportunities – online courses engage students and provide schools and students with flexible learning environments Video conferencing resources – sharing and collaborating with other classrooms inside and outside Vermont, interacting with different cultures and countries 5-year, $20M grant from National Science Foundation to Vermont EPSCoR Research on Lake Champlain Watershed Basin; scenario testing and predictive tools for policy and land-use decisions 16 full-time jobs created; fellowships for Abenaki and first-generation college students Opportunities for high school, college and graduate students to collaborate on Lake Champlain Watershed Basin studies
  11. 11.  39 states (VT will be number 40) 66,000 connected organizations Bandwidth:  Average 104Mb/sec  Median 12 Mb/sec  You don’t have to have “big pipes” to participate! Participants include 7300 school districts, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Museum of Art (Michigan), 3500 libraries, etc.
  12. 12.  Your role The role of your Select Board  What is the broadband ecosystem for your community? Budgeting FY 2013  New budget objectives Realignment of existing and new resources Sharing and disseminating innovation Collaboration with private partners