UEN connects all Utah school districts, schools, and higher education institutions to a robust network and quality educational resources. UEN is one of the nation's premier education networks.
Wide Area Network
UEN's infrastructure carries high-speed data and real-time applications such as live video to schools and communities throughout the state. UEN contracts with multiple local telecom service providers so revenues flow from UEN back into local communities spurring economic development.
UEN connects Utah's public schools, colleges, universities and libraries to the Internet via several Internet Service Providers saving Utah institutions thousands of dollars a month by purchasing Internet connectivity in bulk from competing providers.
Internet Filtering and Security Monitoring
UEN helps K-12 schools conform to state and federal requirements with filtering services designed to protect students while supporting educational research, and IT security specialists monitor the network constantly.
To educate and enrich the lives of Utah residents, UEN operates two digital television stations: UEN-TV, which airs courses for adult learners and other education-focused programs, and MHz Worldview, a national, independent channel for international news and cultural programs.
Storage Area Network and Data Center
UEN's storage area network (SAN) provides high capacity, redundant data storage across our enterprise services. Backup and recovery servers are located in an off-site data center for disaster recovery and system continuity.
Core Curriculum Database and Curated Links
Utah's K-12 educators save valuable time by using UEN's curriculum search tool to find resources aligned with the Utah State Office of Education's approved Core Curriculum.
Teaching and Assessment Resources
UEN's award-winning my.uen gives Utah's K-12 educators the tools they need find, create and share resources, including easy-to-build teacher web pages and our lesson plan, rubric and curriculum tools.
Interactive Video Conferencing
UEN provides distance education tools and support to Utah's schools, colleges, universities, state institutions and other educational groups. Our easy-to-use technologies offer a green, time-saving alternative to in-person course delivery and meetings.
eMedia Digital Service
With more than 15,000 digital videos, images, and documents, eMedia is one of the world's richest online collections of digital media for education. UEN digitizes, edits, and encodes the media and manages licensing so use is free to Utah learners and educators.
Instructional Tools and Materials
UEN's web services for educators and community partners span the design and development of software, databases and online interfaces to the aggregation and alignment of instructional materials such as lesson plans to state and federal standards.
Learning Management System
UEN negotiates, licenses and hosts a robust learning management system to help ensure that Utah's public colleges and universities have the platform they need to provide online courses, hybrid courses and enhance in-person courses.
Pioneer Online Library & Preschool Pioneer
UEN licenses the resources and manages the interface for Utah's online libraries, Preschool Pioneer for young children and their caregivers, and Pioneer Online Library for K-12 students and educators.
Utah educators can invite students and visitors to meet them online for virtual classes, meetings, and other events using UEN's web conferencing system. Capabilities include audio, video, texting and optional desktop-sharing.
K–12 educators with up-to-date technology skills can better prepare learners for 21st century careers. UEN helps by providing more than 80 different professional development classes for teachers as well as ed tech video tutorials and webinars at no cost to participants.
The Network also supports Utah's rural school districts with technical, grant and personnel funding at Utah regional service centers (pdf) in Heber City, Richfield, Cedar City and Price.
UEN coordinates Utah's E-Rate program, a federal program to support universal access to telecommunications and Internet services. In addition to working with Utah's eligible participants, UEN participates in the E-Rate program on behalf of the organizations we represent.
Community Outreach and Public Information
UEN engages in community outreach to increase learning and civic dialogue through projects that enhance and bridge broadcast, web and in-person resources such as NetSafe Utah, Brain Awareness, UEN SciFi Friday, Cheese Science and Climate Science.