Message from the CEO
In its quest to provide high-speed broadband/Internet access, EAGLE-Net Alliance understands that students in the 21st century live in a technology and media-intense environment. Various characteristics are representative of this culture including 1) access to an abundance of information, 2) rapid changes in technology and tools, and 3) the ability to collaborate and make individual contributions on an unprecedented scale. Not all parts of Colorado have access to high-speed broadband which makes it difficult for all students to participate in the fast and ever changing technology environment. As we carry out the EAGLE-Net vision, we are giving K-12 students across our state the opportunity to live and work in a technology rich environment.
We know that having the access to enriched technology will inspire students to exhibit a range of functional and critical thinking skills related to how to create and use information, media and technology. Students from all parts of Colorado, rural areas to the metropolitan neighborhoods, are engaged in technology and seeking ways to utilize it for academic and career growth. Some of the skills that students will need to know in order to learn and succeed are:
- How to use technology as a tool to research, organize, create, evaluate and communicate information
- How to use technology tools (computers, media players, smart boards, GPS, etc.) to successfully engage with other students and teachers, and
- How to apply a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of information technology systems.
EAGLE-Net plans on being a vital piece of that enriched technology for our children and the future of our state.
Please follow us online at www.co-eaglenet.net for more information.
Dr. Randy Zila
CEO, EAGLE-Net Allliance