Western Missouri Educational Technology Consortium
Western Missouri Educational Technology Consortium, also known as WeMET, was organized as an educational and community consortium in 1993 to facilitate member’s use of interactive television [I-TV] through video conferencing technology. I-TV, online, and face to face classes connect schools to academic programming that includes dual credit classes, upper level high school classes, and special programming such as virtual field trips.
WeMET can assist with the development & implementation of educational programs, coordinate activities, and assist with course schedules that involve interactive systems to be incorporated into a regular school day. Virtual field trips enhance classroom learning with real application by transporting their students to a variety of places around the world, right from their I-TV classroom. Imagine facilitating students’ interaction with survivors from World War II, Pearl Harbor or the Holocaust. Go to places like the Great Barrier Reef in Australia or visit with NASA. All this and more is possible through the virtual field trip and cost is minimal because you never leave your I-TV classroom.
Cooperation with other member school districts allows schools to offer classes they would be unable to offer because of cost, space and teacher availability. Technical support is provided to consortium members by the University of Central Missouri for the operation of the equipment in the interactive television classroom and allows teachers to get hands-on experience using hi-tech equipment.
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