USDA distance learning and telemedicine Project
school, health clinic
and community center resources
Rural News GIS
will present information about the project to a statewide
meeting of GATE teachers and parents in March 2002 and will
present a paper and symposium at SITE 2002 in Nashville,
Camp Internet was selected as a CSU Chancellor's partner
to bring $1,000 training stipends to all rural teachers
using our program.
We are preparing to launch a new rural/urban youth partnership
technology project early 2002.
Santa Barbara Technology Training Center
We have completed installation of a multi-media training
center at project hub site in Santa Barbara in use to train
rural teachers, librarians and doctors.
The new Rural Technology Campus has 12 high speed desktop
computers and 8 notebook computers on a highspeed wireless
lan for training teachers, doctors, nurses and community
leaders in the use of new technologies such as the Internet.
Special training in areas ranging from E-commerce to Telemedicine
to Distance Education are held at the Center.
Our Telemedicine program held a regional training in conjunction
with California Telehealth and Telemedicine Center (CTTC)
at the Center in Santa Barbara with primary partners from
Nipomo, Cuyama, Guadalupe and Oak View serving as core project
Our Lead doctor, Chris Landon, M.D., will be visiting rural
clinics for follow up on site training, and providing new
distance learning teleconferencing resources online throughout
In our Desert region the Rural Technology Project - trained
teachers and librarians from Coachella Valley and Oro Grande
(San Bernardino and Riverside Counties) in use of distance
The National Science Foundation has continued the RAIN Networks
International Project - "The Pacific Rim Business and Education
Network". This project provides funding to disseminate RAIN's
rural distance learning and telemedicine pilot projects
in Central America, funding a trip to Costa Rica to meet
with health and education ministries in Spring of 2002.