Technology is an integral component of education in today’s digital world, but maintaining modern technology systems can be expensive and require significant expertise. For Oklahoma’s higher education institutions, a new vendor contract is addressing this challenge, and the cost savings and efficiencies are having rippling effects for students of all ages.
In a digital age where technical skills are integral to almost every task we complete, Enid Public Schools (EPS) is aiming to eliminate education gaps by investing in digital resources for all of their students. These investments are helping make EPS a model school district for Oklahoma and beyond.
Communication is key for the ladies who work in OneNet’s provisioning department. Between the time a customer requests a pricing quote from OneNet, selects OneNet as their service provider then makes the switch to OneNet, there are often numerous behind-the-scene steps that involve collaborating with last-mile providers, ordering new equipment and scheduling installation times.
A classroom full of middle school students simultaneously experimenting with handmade robots, calculating physics equations for rocket launches and engaging in bioengineering projects, might seem a little chaotic. For students at Vanoss Junior High School in Ada, all of these projects, and many more, occur regularly in their science classes, but the scene is a lot calmer than you might imagine.
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences (OSU-CHS) is tackling Oklahoma’s health care obstacles straight on. Through numerous initiatives, leaders at OSU-CHS are addressing health and educational concerns as well as medical professional shortages.
Previously, biology and internet connectivity occupied completely different spaces of an academic environment. But in a modern age, this is no longer the case. By utilizing technology, life scientists can complete exponentially more experiments at higher levels than ever imaged. At Oklahoma State University (OSU), researchers are leveraging robust OneNet connectivity to maximize genome sequencing research.
Across the state of Oklahoma, more than 100 institutions enjoy access to state of the art supercomputing resources. This is the face of modern research, and The Oklahoma Cyberinfrastructure Initiative (OneOCII) is enabling Oklahomans to pursue these high volume projects without limitations.
A strong support community is essential for physicians in Oklahoma who are meeting the health care needs of rural patients. They are often the only health care worker for an entire city or region, which makes their job critical. It also means they encounter a wide array of medical situations.
Oklahoma’s research organizations are performing world-class experiments. From crucial weather radar data to the human genome, the state’s brightest minds are shaping the future of Oklahoma and the world, and as Oklahoma’s partner for digital education, OneNet is able to provide these organizations with a connection to Internet2, the fastest nationwide connectivity dedicated to research.
Thirty-two years ago Andrew Peters began his lifelong career at Pioneer Library System. As associate director of technology, he has witnessed first-hand how the internet has changed the way libraries function. From the emergence of email 20 years ago, to 100 MB connections today, internet connectivity has improved the ways libraries serve communities.