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Blog // Connect Iowa

WATCH: Online Learning - The Future of Education in Iowa

By Jeremy Thacker

As we wrap up Connect Iowa education month, we take a look forward at the future of Iowa’s classrooms. In this video, Iowa Online Learning director Gwen Wallace Nagel shows us how virtual learning is already offering Iowa’s students opportunities that were once unthinkable! And she looks to what the future holds… with the gift of statewide broadband. Online Learning: The Future of Education in Iowa from Connected Nation on Vimeo. For more Iowa broadband news and updates, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

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WATCH: Iowa's 1:1 Learning Initiative

By Jeremy Thacker

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. Iowa's 1:1 Learning Initiative from Connected Nation on Vimeo. And for more Iowa broadband news and updates, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

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We're Celebrating Education Month At Connected Nation!

By Connected Nation

We're excited to announce the kick-off of Connected Nation’s Education Month. We’re working with partners across the nation on efforts and initiatives to connect more classrooms and bring better technology to students and educators. Recently, we launched our Edified program. The initiative seeks to increase the deployment of the latest mobile technology, robust wireless connectivity, education apps, and twenty-first century teaching practice in America’s K-12 schools, colleges, and universities. The Edified program builds partnerships with technology companies, education research organizations, broadband providers, and...

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Educating Iowa at high-speed through GIS

By CIA Staff

Contributor: Ashley Hitt, GIS Services Manager September is Education Month at Connected Nation. In addition to objectives of expanding broadband and technology awareness and adoption throughout local communities, CN is also working to enhance knowledge and broadband connectivity in schools. Part of a growing trend in education at all levels is an increase in teaching Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to students to provide a better understanding of the world around them. With nearly two out of three jobs requiring at least some college education by 2018, advances in technology and geospatial analysis will continue to accelerate;...

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