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Tag: Ray Zeisz

Researchers working with robot

Aug 4, 2021

NC State College of Education Awarded Over $5 Million in Research Funding From April-June, 2021

Faculty and researchers at the NC State College of Education, including the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, were awarded $5,296,858 to support 18 projects from April 1 to June 30, 2021. 

Friday Institute

Apr 1, 2021

EdNC: Unique Problems, Unique Solutions for Broadband Access in Eastern N.C.

Ray Zeisz, director of the Technology Infrastructure Lab at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, said a diversity of solutions have been implemented through trial and error over the past year, marking a significant increase in urgency around the issue of broadband internet access. 

Mar 8, 2021

WNCT: New Satellite Internet Pilot Program to Connect Students in Two N.C. Counties

Ray Zeisz, director of the Technology Infrastructure Lab at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, speaks about how the Friday Institute will provide support for a new program that will allow students to access high-speed internet via satellite.  

Photo of the exterior of the Friday Institute.

Jan 5, 2021

Friday Institute Studying Emerging Wireless Broadband Technologies to Reduce Homework Gap in North Carolina

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) is expanding its partnership with the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation with a new project to research, pilot and analyze emerging wireless technologies that can reduce the homework gap, particularly in rural areas. 

New wolf statue on central campus.

Jul 16, 2020

NC State College of Education Awarded $4.3M in Research Funding April-June, 2020

Faculty and researchers at the NC State College of Education, including the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, were awarded $4,371,540 to support 16 projects from April 1 to June 30, 2020. 

Photo of the exterior of the Friday Institute.

Jun 15, 2020

Education Week: What to Do for Families With Internet Access Too Slow for Remote Learning

Ray Zeisz, Technology Infrastructure Lab director at the NC State College of Education's Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, has been working since before the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on a survey that will help the state of North Carolina get a better picture of its broadband access landscape.  

A group of children learn with computers

Mar 2, 2020

Friday Institute’s Longtime Commitment to Digital Learning Helps Change North Carolina’s Education Landscape

Since it began in 2005, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation has incorporated a strong commitment to digital learning, which helped North Carolina become the first state in the nation to bring access to unlimited broadband internet to every classroom.