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Education Through Technology: Preserving Alaska’s Rural Culture

By CAK Staff

Living in today’s digital age, the possibilities are endless when it comes to creative ways to engage students and promote education through technology. New ideas are popping up everywhere, and it just so happens some of the most exciting ideas are coming out of rural Alaska! One great example is the QBook. Don’t know what a QBook is? You’re not alone. It’s a brand new application created by KIWA Media, a New Zealand based digital media company, which brings stories, lesson plans, songs, endangered languages, and more into a fun and interactive learning environment. One of the people leading the initiative in Alaska is Dr. Bob Whicker of the...

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Connect Alaska Celebrates National Digital Literacy Day!

By CAK Staff

Today is National Digital Literacy Day and we’re excited to be joining others in celebrating the progress being made to foster broadband adoption and Internet training in communities across the United States, but more work needs to be done! Millions of Americans are not online because they lack the skills and training. In fact, 15% of non-adopters say that they would subscribe to broadband if they had the skills to use the Internet. We're joining with other organizations to help Americans get online. Today is serving as the official kick-off for the “Everyone On” campaign. The campaign seeks to provide all Americans...

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Women-Owned Businesses in Alaska Powering Up With Internet

By CAK Staff

Contributor:  Dev Joshi, Research Analyst Female business owners are finding new opportunity with Internet in Alaska! As of 2007, women owned more than one in four businesses (28.7%) in the United States. This translates into 7.8 million businesses across the country owned by women, generating $1.3 trillion in revenue. The future shows continued opportunity. One tool that has become a key utility in operating a business is the Internet. According to the 2011 Connect Alaska Business Technology Assessment, nearly three out of four women-owned businesses (73%) use broadband, which is higher than the state average of (70%) across all...

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WATCH: Tracking Iditarod - Broadband's Role in Alaska's Legendary Dog Race

By CAK Staff

Alaska's annual Iditarod is legendary! Eyes around the world turn to the dog teams and mushers each year. And now, thanks to broadband technology and GPS, you're able to experience Alaska's famous dog race like never before! Tracking Iditarod: Broadband's Role in Alaska's Legendary Dog Race from Connected Nation on Vimeo.  

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