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Millions of Texans use the Internet for Education!

By CTX Staff

Contributor: John Walker, Research Analyst As projected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be a 17% increase in the number of entry-level positions requiring at least a bachelor’s degree between 2010 and 2020. This increase in the demand for education in the job market is a challenge for those already in the workforce without a college degree. However, education enabled by the Internet provides the option to earn a degree conveniently from home. The Texas Distance Learning Association is one of many organizations working to expand education beyond “brick-and-mortar” classrooms to distance learning opportunities and strategies for...

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Connected Texas rolls out new fundraising program

By CTX Staff

Contributor: Brian Caudill The continuing education of Texans is the core of the Connected Texas Every Community Online program. And now, there’s a new fundraising opportunity for the partners of the Every Community Online program! The Every Community Online program is funded through a federal grant with the goal of increasing broadband access, adoption, and use across the state of Texas. The program’s partners consist of training and public computing organizations such as libraries, schools, and community centers. Now, those partners can earn income from every patron they refer to ECO. The Every Community Online program launched in April...

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Educating Texas at high-speed through GIS

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Contributor: Ashley Hitt, GIS Services Manager September is Education Month at Connected Nation. In addition to objectives of expanding broadband and technology awareness and adoption throughout local communities, CN is also working to enhance knowledge and broadband connectivity in schools. Part of a growing trend in education at all levels is an increase in teaching Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to students to provide a better understanding of the world around them. With nearly two out of three jobs requiring at least some college education by 2018, advances in technology and geospatial analysis will continue to accelerate;...

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September is Education Month at Connected Nation!

By Dev Joshi

By 2018, nearly two out of three jobs will require at least some college education. Online classes are helping address this need by empowering millions of adults to further their educations. Connected Nation’s 2011 Residential Technology Assessments found that more than two out of five adult Internet users (44%) go online to take classes or conduct research for school (known as “e-learning”). If this number is extrapolated to the entire country, this translates to more than 84 million adults that access the Internet for e-learning. In addition, e-learners tend to be younger, have higher annual household incomes, and are more...

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