The 2018-2019 school year will be the Missouri Interactive Telecommunication-Education (MIT-E) Network’s 26th year of advanced high school and dual credit college courses for our member districts.
We are a not-for-profit consortium of 17 members located across central Missouri.
In addition to maximizing resources to increase class offerings for members, each school has committed to follow a common calendar and bell schedule. This collective effort allows members to send and receive many advanced high school and dual credit classes through videoconferencing that may not be available locally. The MIT-E Network is one of the most utilized organizations of its kind in the state, with many schools involved in five to six classes in a seven period school day. In addtion, many school have more than one room they can connect for videoconferencing classes. Created in 1993, MIT-E is one Missouri’s original I-TV consortiums.
Superintendents, principals, counselors, and site facilitators at each school have a direct role in making I-TV courses successful in their individual district. Members support a common network staff that is responsible for scheduling, budgeting, troubleshooting, training, and equipment maintenance.
The network has gone through several equipment revisions over the last two decades. MIT-E is currently using industry standard LifeSize Team 220 and Icon codecs, LifeSize endpoint management software, and the LifeSize Videocenter for recording and live streaming of courses. Secondary rooms in the consortium consist a mix of Lifesize and Polycom hardware. Central Methodist University, also MIT-E member, has standardized on the LifeSize Icon endpoint which allows all member sites to access MIT-E’s scheduling and recording capabilities. Overall, there are over 40 individual videoconferencing endpoints among MIT-E schools.
Videoconferencing facilities within the MIT-E Network are available for rent for community events, professional development presentations, employment interviews, or for other activities outside scheduled classes. For more information contact the MIT-E office.