High Tech Hawai'i
Tuesday, April 24, 2001
7:30-8:30 p.m.

"The Ohana Foundation: Hawaii's Non-Profit High Tech Enterprise"
Host: David Lassner
Philip J. Bossert
Vice President of Education Ohana Foundation

When we talk about Hawaii's high tech enterprises we usually assume an environment of dot.com businesses. In fact, one of Hawaii's largest high tech startups is a non-profit organization. The Ohana Foundation was established in Honolulu in 1998 to to help ensure that all students, teachers and parents have access to the Internet and the latest educational software, regardless of their economic, geographic, ethnic, or social status. Over 100 Hawaii-based employees of the Ohana Foundation are working to create standards-based educational DVDs, with live links to the web, that work with a unique new low-cost Internet appliance. These projects are at a dynamic convergence point of multimedia, content, new hardware and networking.

April's High Tech Hawaii will introduce the Ohana Foundation and their work so far. As always, viewers will be able to ask questions and share comments on the air. During the live airing of the program, questions may be called in to 956-5670 or 1-800-342-7949 (neighbor islands), or sent by email to hth@hawaii.edu.

High Tech Hawai'i is a live monthly call-in show produced by the University of Hawai'I to shed light on high technology activities within the state. It airs live on the fourth Tuesday of each month during the academic year from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. It can be seen live on PEG Access cable channels throughout the state as well as on GTE Americast. On Oahu Cable it is on Channel 55, on GTE Channel 21, on Kauai Channel 10, and on Hawaii Channel 4 (Hilo area) or 13 (Kona). High Tech Hawai'i is also webcast live on the Internet the Internet using RealVideo by RealNetworks. Free player applications are available.

Now in its 4th year of production, previous High Tech Hawaii shows have highlighted topics such as data centers in Hawaii, legislative updates, Internet technologies, telecom regulation, electronic commerce, telemedicine, distance learning, assistive technologies for the disabled, Y2K, the prospects for high technology in Hawai'i and the Pacific Telecommunications Council.

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Related links

  • http://www.ohanalearning.org/

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