Tribal Colleges Go On the Air

Nov 15th, 1994 | By | Category: 6-3: Philanthropy, Tribal College News

Tribal colleges will soon be linked together with satellite technology, thanks to a grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

The $447,615 grant will allow the colleges to purchase equipment needed to receive programming sent through satellites and construct classrooms where telecourses can be viewed.

The purchase of telecommunication equip­ment is the most recent step taken by the colleges to establish a state-of-the-art distance learning net­work. Through telecommunications, all tribal col­leges can share courses and expertise.

The next phase of the project calls for the instal­lation of equipment which will allow the colleges to not only receive program­ming produced elsewhere, but also send video, sound and information from each campus. Ultimately, this means that students at one college will be able to see, hear and interact with a teacher hundreds or thou­sands of miles away.

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