A new report assembled by Utah Education and Telehealth Network (UETN) and Connected Nation provides a comprehensive inventory of technology assets in Utah’s public schools. For the study, 100% of Utah’s public schools participated in the data collection, resulting in a complete data set representing 989 schools and 627,000 students throughout the state. This report on Utah school technology, along with a corresponding engineering study, underscores the continued importance of broadband development for improved education outcomes.
The Utah Division of Indian Affairs, Offices of the Utah Governor and Lieutenant Governor, Utah Department of Heritage and Arts and Utah Valley University (UVU) have collaborated to host the 9th Annual Governor’s Native American Summit on July 30-31, 2014. This year’s theme is “Building a Sustainable Future Together.”
Video of the Rural Broadband Workshop hosted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on March 19, 2014, is now available. The day-long workshop featured discussions on the unique challenges of broadband deployment and adoption in rural America.
In addition to broadband deployment and adoption, the workshop also included a discussion on the impact broadband has on education, healthcare and economic development. The workshop also explored different business models that have been used to deploy broadband in rural areas, including a discussion of the factors that drive investment decisions and technology choices of different types of providers in rural communities.
Utah was also featured in the discussion of what role states can have in meeting the rural broadband challenge. Ray Timothy, executive director for the Utah Education Network (UEN) was a panelist on the “State Strategies to Meet the Rural Broadband Challenge” discussion. This panel examined the important role that states can play in ensuring the availability and adoption of broadband in rural communities.
Click here to view the full video of the workshop.
Utah’s children are no longer being educated to compete solely with students in the Intermountain West. More than ever, these students are competing on a global stage. Investing in information networks ensures that Utah’s students are ready and able to compete in this globalized economy.
The Utah Education Network (UEN) connects Utah school districts, libraries, governments, higher education institutions, other public entities, and most importantly Utah’s children to a robust network that provides quality educational resources.
UEN is an essential tool in enabling Utah’s citizens to reach the state’s goal of 66% of Utah’s adult population receiving postsecondary degrees or certificates and raising the reading and mathematics skills of our state’s youth by 2020.
UEN is an increasingly important asset to the state because it provides connections to many remote and rural educational institutions. In order for these children to compete in a global economy they need the resources UEN provides.
UEN is one of the nation’s most premiere education networks. UEN serves more than 200,000 students, 64,000 educators and staff from schools and universities, and 285,000 preschoolers under the age of six. In addition to schools, UEN serves Utah’s public libraries and their TV station reaches over 900,000 households.
Ray Timothy, CEO and Executive Director of UEN recently did an interview with Deseret News about UEN, click here to read the full length interview.