Israel One A Broadband High School Network
Israel One is a high school educational network. It uses distance learning technology and videoconferencing to reach remote schools, especially in the periphery where teachers are scarce, particularly those who teach English and math. Sixteen schools are expected to participate, representing the cultural diversity of Israel.
This project serves as a testbed for current broadband technology and ATM protocol, and utilizes voice, audio and data. The project provides teacher training to assist students in the use of the broadband technologies, and adopts a student empowerment program.
The multi-cultural model of the project encourages cooperation among schools of different geographical locations (Galilee, Negev), old Israelis and new immigrants, Arab, Druze and Jews; secular and religious; development towns, kibbutzim and moshavim.
The program builds upon the experience of the North Carolina Information Highway (NCIH) and the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM). It is carried out in cooperation with the Israel Internet II program and industrial partners Bezeq (Telecom), Motorola Israel, Bynet, TNN and Accord. International corporate partners include VTEL, PictureTel, GTE.