Microsoft Commits $235 Million to put PCs in schools
Microsoft will spend $235 million over the next five years to expand its educational program that includes getting more computers into classrooms to help bridge the digital divide, the company said on Tuesday.
From Reuters, January 23, 2008
Paving the Way for the Information Highway
As the Delta Regional Authority continues its efforts to improve the lives of those who live in this region, we hope to increase our focus on information technology issues.
From Delta Democrat Times, January 22, 2008
Teens Click With Seniors
Teen-Senior Connect, recruits high school students as tutors. The volunteers visit retirement communities throughout the county on weekends to teach residents how to navigate the Internet, use word processing, set up e-mail accounts, play computer games, or buy and sell goods through such sites as Amazon and eBay.
From The Union-Tribune, January 22, 2008
Three Scenarios for the Future of Virtual Education
Virtual education is a growing trend in World I, but how it will play out depends on a variety of factors, according to a recent brief by analyst Mark Justman of the futurist research and consulting firm Social Technologies.
From NewsReleaseWire.com, January 21, 2008
Grant Available to Close Digital Divide
Not-for-profit organizations seeking funding to upgrade their community technology centers are invited to a Will County information session about the Eliminate the Digital Divide Grant Program from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 1 in Will County Boardroom (second floor), 302 N. Chicago St.
From The HeraldNews, January 21, 2008
Governor's Plan Concerns Broadband Group
Gov. Ted Strickland's recent launch of Connect Ohio, a public-private partnership intended to expand broadband Internet services across the state, worries the Vinton County Broadband Council.
From The Vinton County Courier, January 19, 2008
California Leads U.S. In Broadband, But Poor Still Lack Access
A state-of-the-art study of California's broadband status -- current and projected -- found that California leads the nation in providing broadband for its citizens, but the digital divide between well-off and not-so-well-off still exists.
From InformationWeek, January 18, 2008
Cooperative: Bring Broadband to North Michigan
Broadband Internet is hit-or-miss in rural northern lower Michigan, a challenge a new nonprofit cooperative group intends to confront.
From Traverse City Record Eagle, January 16, 2008
$10 Million Competition to Expand Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Careers
The U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration today announced a new, two-phase competition to build the workforce investment system's capacity to support careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
"Since approximately half of America's economic growth in the past several decades has been attributed to industries related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics, this $10 million grant competition will boost the ability of the workforce investment system to support the pursuit of careers in these high-growth industries that provide excellent job opportunities," said U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao.
From Government Technology, January 16, 2008
ConnectKentucky Responds to Art Brodky's Article
"Rebutting Misrepresentations and Inaccuracies from Art Brodsky’s Recent Post Regarding ConnectKentucky and Connected Nation"
From Connected Nation, Inc, January 15, 2008