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Blog // Connect Ohio

Expanding Education Online, Safely

By COH Staff

Online learning has become a larger component of traditional classrooms, including electronic textbooks used on personal computers, online videos supplementing lectures, or online tests and assignments replacing take-home work. In many cases, online, virtual classrooms have replaced desks and chairs altogether. Schools across the nation and around the world are creating virtual classrooms and other private programs are giving kids and parents alternatives to brick-and-mortar schools. The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) reported that more than 1.8 million students enrolled in distance education in 2010, and numbers...

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Connect Ohio releases its 2015 Second Quarter Results – Check them out!

By Lindsay Shanahan

Connect Ohio is contracted by the Ohio Development Services Agency (DSA) to deliver ongoing broadband mapping, research, policy, and technical assistance support in the state. Under this agreement, Connect Ohio also provides comprehensive quarterly reports that quantify how we have advanced our mission to expand broadband access, adoption, and use throughout Ohio. This month, we proudly reported the results of Connect Ohio’s second quarter 2015 activities to the agency. These results are available to the public on the Connect Ohio website at: http://connectohio.org/recent-news/broadband-leadership-services-quarterly-report-ohio-development-...

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How We Play Online

By Lindsay Shanahan

The average American Internet user (70% of the nation and 72% of Ohio) most commonly logs on for recreational activities. This includes a wide variety of entertainment from online shopping to music, videos, social media, games and more. As the capabilities of applications grow, more and more users are finding their hobbies and pastimes online. Social media use is the most popular recreational activity online. Social networks occupy approximately 28% of Internet use, about 1.72 hours a day. Facebook still dominates the social media market, with the average user checking their feed, posting new media, playing games or communicating for about...

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The Connected Classroom

By COH Staff

This week, Connect Ohio is thrilled to have Dr. Brian Rellinger, Chief Information Officer, from Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU) as our guest blogger to discuss how high-speed connectivity is impacting education at the university. To share your stories on how the Internet is revolutionizing education in your area, please connect with us on Facebook or Twitter using #ConnectingOH!   The Connected ClassroomBy Dr. Brian Rellinger, Chief Information OfficerOhio Wesleyan University The demand for connectivity in higher education continues to increase, and Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU) is no exception. Connectivity is at the...

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