Additional Information Regarding the High Priority Connection Network
Dr. Richard Gowen
May 17, 1999
The High Priority Connection Network integrates the access of the Internet with the power of an advanced database to support individualized education and e- commerce. This Intranet network was developed through an extensive five year research program to create automated infrastructure rich software that connects people with needs to others who can provide the needed services, education and products.
The Network provides access to quality rated educational resources to enhance the learning of each individual student. It supports the review and classification with standards of educational resources in an adaptive directory system. Educational resources can be accessed through the popular Internet search engines and directories serving intranet teaching and learning communities linking teachers, students, and parents.
The High Priority Connection Network was developed to serve the needs of rural America. The state of South Dakota, through the leadership of Governor Bill Janklow, is completing an innovative program to connect the public and private K- 12 schools in a high performance educational network. Nearing completion, this network will be able to simultaneously connect three of each four students in a classroom to a wide range of educational resources. Additionally, these high capacity networks to the schools will include libraries and provide rural communities with opportunities for e- commerce and development services. Such extensive networks will make it feasible to enhance the learning of each student using the advanced infrastructure capabilities of the Network.
The High Priority Connection Network was founded and developed at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology by Dr. Richard Gowen, President of SDSM& T. The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is a technological university serving South Dakota and the High Plains Region.
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