August 08, 2010

Distance learning via ELKNet

Hughes brings distance learning to Indian schoolsHughes Network Systems, LLC, the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, recently announced the installation of a satellite uplink enabling distance learning at the Havasupai Elementary School, located in the heart of the Grand Canyon. This installation is the 150th site installed under the National Indian Programs Training Center’s Enhanced Learning and Knowledge Network, delivering distance learning to schools, federal agencies, and juvenile detention centers located in remote areas of Indian country.

“Education is a key component of successfully building nation-to-nation relationships and promoting safe communities in Indian country,” said Larry EchoHawk, assistant secretary of Indian Affairs for the U.S. Department of the Interior. “ELKNet creates professional development, training, and educational opportunities throughout Indian nations, delivering on the administration’s promise to increase federal collaboration with tribal nations and to promote activities that reduce crime in Indian country.”
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Teleconference with Passamaquoddy Kids.

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