For children in the digital age, their daily lives are immersed in technology. Technology has become an integral part of how we communicate, learn and enjoy our free time. While many digital tools seem to only have recreational value, leaders at the University of Oklahoma’s K20 Center are leveraging video game platforms to engage students in difficult education topics, and OneNet’s statewide network is bringing these resources to schools across the state.
A National Science Foundation (NSF) grant is helping connect four new institutions into Oklahoma’s current dedicated research network. Providing regional universities with connections to Oklahoma’s Friction Free Network (OFFN) will increase research opportunities for more rural students and researchers across the state.
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.
With support from the National Science Foundation’s International Research Network Connections (NSF IRNC) program, OneNet will be directly connected to the Pacific Wave International Exchange and its peering and high-performance, scientific networks. This new connectivity to the Western U.S. and Asia-Pacific region will enhance scientific collaborations for Oklahoma’s research institutions.
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.
The OneNet team is comprised of an eclectic group of staff with unique stories and interests. As a network technician, Robert Prince contributes to OneNet’s diverse image, too. He was once in a 1970’s G.I. Joe commercial and had an amateur career as a disc golf player. His path towards a career in network communications is unique, but his dedication to his job and passion for OneNet customers is unrivaled.
Since the college’s beginning in 1901 with only 217 students, Northern Oklahoma College has been on the forefront of advancement. More than 100 years later, OneNet helps to provide the most up-to-date digital connection possible for the over 4,600 students who attend Northern Oklahoma College each year.
OneNet’s partnership with Vanoss Public Schools is empowering students to engage in digital learning and pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. As the comprehensive digital communications initiative of the state system of higher education, OneNet is uniquely equipped to serve the growing needs of schools like Vanoss in a digital age. Using robust Read More
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.