The V.I.E.W. Program has identified the following program initiatives to develop, fund, and deliver to the educational community in serving our mission objectives.
THE V.I.E.W. PROGRAM COMMUNITY The V.I.E.W Program Community is a social network provided by The V.I.E.W. Program for the purposes of enabling communications between educators, educational technologists, and educational servicing organizations.The community provides blogs from The V.I.E.W. Program directors, several forums for members to opine and browse useful information, and links to education resources and sponsor pages.
TECHNOLOGY FUNDING The V.I.E.W. Program is currently applying for IRS 501(c)3 status which will allow us to better create and conduct active funding assistance to forward technology in education use and community benefit.Currently, fund-raising, donations, and sponsorship supports our efforts in offering no-cost technology consulting, administrative, and expenses.Thank you for your support of our efforts and in helping us extend our capacity to serve.
EDU-EVENTS The V.I.E.W. Program is particularly pleased to offer the opportunity for persons and organizations with particular educator interest to utilize our technology services to host live web broadcasting of events.Promoted events may be anything that has a visually compelling educational value to the communities that we serve. Live events are coordinated by The V.I.E.W. Program to best present the audio/visual content, along with presentation materials or related learning objects, and to encourage interactivity between presenters and the on-line community.Events can be recorded and made available as an on-line learning object for continuing value.
EDUCATOR OUTREACH The V.I.E.W. Program actively seeks discussion with schools, colleges, libraries, museums, and park services in how and what technologies can be applied to help expand access, increase student interest, and improve retention rates.We wish to bring our collective expertise, experience, and resources to bear on developing initiatives that help meet these educational challenges and make a difference.
EDU-RESOURCES To best provide access to shared on-line educational content, services, and resources, The V.I.E.W. Program has embarked on development of an on-line, one-stop resource site for educators.The site is intended to be a starting point for educators to either begin a search, or browse through intuitively presented content that is related to their professional profile and preferences.Searched and presented content can be filtered, added to their personal pages, and rated as to quality of resource.Educators can add new links to objects and edit comments, keywords, and attributes regarding links.
EDU-CONTENT To provide a common on-line platform for educators to upload educational learning objects, from documents to links and from videos to presentations.Edu-Source is an initiative developed by The V.I.E.W. Program to help empower educator to easily, inexpensively, and intuitively create and share educational learning objects on-line.Hosted objects can be linked into other e-learning sites and systems.The system will offer basic editing, ADA/508 compliance and digital rights management services.Content creators can authorize subject matter for defined group private access, and/or for public shared access.
VIDEOCONFERENCING – An Equipment Initiative To promote virtual field trip access in the classroom and distance learning capability, The V.I.E.W. Program has embarked on requesting donations of working and/or field repairable videoconferencing hardware that meets with H.323 standards for connectivity. Equipment will be tested and certified for working order, then granted to needy clients where applicable.
VIDEO STREAMING – An Equipment Initiative To promote virtual field trip access in the classroom and distance learning capability, The V.I.E.W. Program has embarked on requesting donations of working and/or field repairable video streaming appliances and servers that meet with current Internet streaming standards for interoperability.Equipment will be tested and certified for working order, then granted to needy clients where applicable.
IP INFRASTRUCTURE – An Equipment Initiative To promote basic Internet and computer networking infrastructure in the neediest of client environments, The V.I.E.W. Program has embarked on requesting donations of working and/or field repairable IP infrastructure equipment, servers, and software that meet with current standards and networking expectations.Equipment will be tested and certified for working order, then granted to needy clients where applicable.