One of broadband's promised benefits is to dramatically change the process of educating children and adults. This broadcast explores how Kansas City can expect the new Google Fiber network to impact learning and knowledge retention while preparing students to live and work in the digital economy.
Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Cynthia Lane joins us to discuss:
* what KC should expect when local schools tap into a gigabit network;
* how broadband-based education apps alter or enhance teacher-student-parent interaction;
* outcomes when KC schools collaborate via broadband networks with schools nationwide or worldwide; and
* tactics communities can use to prevent a widening digital divide as gigabit networks advance education.
As KC and the Fiber to the Home Council begins its conference, "From Gigabit Envy to Gigabit Deployed," education is sure to be a hot topic. This interview with Dr. Lane is broadcasting live from the conference.