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Implementing Broadband Technology Carrol Erickson carrol.a.erickson@wmich.edu EDT 6440 Spring 2006 Assignment P1 – Broadband Project March 27, 2006 Table of Contents Definition of Broadband Existing Broadband Applications Communication & Collaboration using Broadband Technology

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Implementing Broadband Technology

Carrol Erickson carrol.a.erickson@wmich.edu

EDT 6440 Spring 2006

Assignment P1 – Broadband Project

March 27, 2006


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Table of Contents

  • Definition of Broadband

  • Existing Broadband Applications

    • Communication & Collaboration using Broadband Technology

    • Learning using Broadband Technology

    • Training & Professional Development using Broadband

  • Educational Application for Broadband Technology

    • Using Breeze in K-12 Schools

    • Using Breeze in Higher Education

  • Educational Broadband Application Plan for K-12 Schoolsin Kalamazoo County


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Definition of Broadband

  • A high-speed Internet connection that operates at speeds greater than 128 kilobits per second.

    • Broadband service, such as a cable connection or DSL (digital subscriber line), allows users to download information, including multimedia applications, much faster than they can with dial-up modems.1

  • High speed networking to support commonly used applications, such as

    • High quality, high resolution video, multimedia presentations, web casts or

    • Other communications that require transferring large amounts of data from one location to another.2

  • Synchronous (real time) and asynchronous (on demand)

    • Interaction and collaboration across distances,

    • Enhancing access to professional development workshops, degree and certification programs, virtual tours, field trips, special events, etc.3


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    Existing Broadband Applications

    • Communication & Collaboration

      • Email Notifications & Web Access to Student Information

        • Parents and students can signup for automated email messages sent from grade book applications such as Edline, Pinnacle and PowerSchool.

        • Parents have access to student’s grades, attendance records, etc.

      • VoIP – Voice over IP allows schools to use broadband application for phone calls saving money

      • Video Conferencing – save time and travel money by conducting meetings using broadband video conferencing.

      • Web Cameras

        • Provides tool for collaboration between schools on educational projects

        • Provides parents access to classroom activities from home or work


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    Existing Broadband Applications (cont)

    • Learning using Broadband

      • Distance Learning

        • Virtual High School

        • Virtual University

        • WebCT

      • Virtual Field Trips

      • Virtual Tours

    • Training & Professional Development using Broadband


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    Educational Application for Broadband Technology

    • Schools Using Macromedia Breeze for Teaching and Learning Activities

      • K-12 Schools

        • Alamo Heights Independent School District, Alamo Heights, Texas

        • Palm Beach County School District, Palm Beach, Florida

        • Santa Clara Office of Education, Santa Clara, California

        • Park Hill School District, Kansas City, Missouri

      • Higher Education

        • Southern Utah University, Utah

        • Purdue University, Indiana

        • Mesa Community College, Arizona

        • The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania


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    Using Breeze in K-12 Schools

    • Case Studies

      • Alamo Heights Independent School District

        • Provides both critical training to teachers and narrowly targeted supplemental instruction to students in a single solution

      • Palm Beach County School District

        • Improves staff development and communication

      • Santa Clara Office of Education

        • Utilized to create an online professional development model

        • Participates in training and sharing expertise and resources with thirty-two school districts

      • Park Hill School District

        • Meets state and district training requirements

        • Develops and delivers fast and efficient online courses


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    Using Breeze in Higher Education

    • Case Studies

      • Southern Utah University

        • Integrates web conferencing software into existing infrastructures helping the small rural institution reach out to new and underserved populations

      • Purdue University

        • Focuses on blended learning activities, including synchronous online lectures, virtual office hours, and collaborative content building by engineering students

      • Mesa Community College

        • Expands web-based, cost-effective delivery of courses, programs and faculty professional development

      • The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

        • Explores new methods of learning and creating highly interactive, web-enabled simulations that challenge students to think strategically


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    Educational Broadband Application Plan for K-12 in Kalamazoo County

    • Provide Macromedia Breeze Broadband Application for all K-12 schools in Kalamazoo County through the Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency (KRESA)

    • Use Macromedia Breeze to conduct all KRESA training, professional development activities and meetings.

    • Provide Macromedia Breeze training to educators and administrators in K-12 schools.

    • Encourage school districts to develop plans to use Macromedia Breeze for professional development, distance learning projects, conducting meetings, collaborating on projects etc.


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    K- 12 Educational Resource List County

    • Alamo Heights Independent School Districthttp://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/showcase/index.cfm?event=casestudydetail&casestudyid=19148&loc=en_us

    • Palm Beach County School Districthttp://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/showcase/index.cfm?event=casestudydetail&casestudyid=102140&loc=en_us

    • Santa Clara Office of Educationhttp://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/showcase/index.cfm?event=casestudydetail&casestudyid=84045&loc=en_us

    • Park Hill School Districthttp://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/showcase/index.cfm?event=casestudydetail&casestudyid=73510&loc=en_us


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    Higher Ed Educational Resource List County

    • Southern Utah Universityhttp://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/showcase/index.cfm?event=casestudydetail&casestudyid=90971&loc=en_us

    • Purdue Universityhttp://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/showcase/index.cfm?event=casestudydetail&casestudyid=77328&loc=en_us

    • Mesa Community Collegehttp://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/showcase/index.cfm?event=casestudydetail&casestudyid=67849&loc=en_us

    • The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvaniahttp://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/showcase/index.cfm?event=casestudydetail&casestudyid=84468&loc=en_us


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    Resources County

    • http://www.dcpubs.com/reso_3a.htm

    • http://www.cenic.org/pubs/reports/lastmilejune03.pdf

    • http://www.cenic.org/pubs/reports/lastmilejune03.pdf

    • http://www.technet.org/resources/State_Broadband_Index.pdf

    • Showcase Finder (K-12 Breeze)http://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/showcase/index.cfm?event=finder&productid=1520&loc=en_us

    • Showcase Finder (Higher Education Breeze)http://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/showcase/index.cfm?event=finderresults&contenttype=casestudy&productID=1520&loc=en_us

    • Macromedia Case Studyhttp://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/showcase/index.cfm?event=casestudydetail&casestudyid=1914

    • National Education Technology Planhttp://www.nationaledtechplan.org/actionsteps.asp