Telemedicine is changing lives in rural Iowa. Thanks to cutting-edge technology and a forward-thinking staff, Clarke County Hospital is offering area residents nearly all of the specialist attention they need without a dreaded trip to the big city!
As students headed back-to-school in August, they entered classrooms that are more connected than ever. We’re working with partners across the nation on efforts and initiatives to connect more classrooms and bring better technology to students and educators. View our September 26th webinar to learn more about:
• E-rate: The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund, commonly known as E-rate, was established in 1997 and is the federal government's largest education technology program. While new digital learning technologies are opening transformative new opportunities for students, teachers, and library patrons, the majority of schools and libraries simply do not have the bandwidth necessary to meet their current or future needs. Join Connected Nation’s Policy team in a discussion regarding the modernization of the E-rate program and how it could impact your community.
• Edified: Connected Nation’s newest initiative, Edified, builds partnerships with technology companies, education research organizations, broadband providers, and distinguished educators who desire to work collaboratively to promote technology solutions that have great potential to revolutionize learning and education outcomes.
Iowa is committed to improving education statewide through broadband expansion. Many school districts are already adopting 1-to-1 (1:1) initiatives to ensure students have direct around-the-clock access to learning and resources. In this video, state education leaders explain the profound impact of the 1:1 programs and the challenges the state still faces in connecting every Iowa student to broadband.