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Transportation Learning Network to Display New Equipment at Open House

The Transportation Learning Network (formerly Tel8) is hosting an open house Friday, Feb. 11, to display its new Tandberg video conferencing equipment. The installation of the new equipment marks the network's shift from ISDN technology to Internet-based video conferencing. The open house is from 1 to 3 p.m. in IACC 412. Punch and cookies will be served.

"The change has doubled the quality of our transmissions," notes Julie Rodriguez executive director of the Transportation Learning Network. "In addition, with costs being fixed, use of the system is essentially free, which gives sites much more incentive to actually use it."

The Transportation Learning Network connects the North Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana departments of transportation and four universities, Colorado State University, North Dakota State University, University of Utah, and University of Wyoming. Those universities make up the Mountain-Plains Consortium, one of 10 University Transportation Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Currently, 24 sites participate in TLN events and another ten locations in North Dakota will soon be added. The network facilitates technical training, transportation short courses, peer sessions, graduate-level classes, professional management and leadership courses, and seminars.

Both the Mountain-Plains Consortium and the Transportation Learning Network are administered by NDSU's Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute.

Published in NDSU's staff newsletter
It's Happening at State
Feb. 9, 2005

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