BDN notes UMaine as benefactor of remote learning, telehealth services grant

The Bangor Daily News noted that the University of Maine will benefit from a $3.6 million grant to “expand access to remote learning and telehealth services for rural Mainers.” The University of Maine System was one of four educational organizations to receive the joint grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and will invest its $1 million from it “to install interactive teleconferencing equipment in 42 communities across the state.” “A total of 26 classrooms at various UMaine campuses will receive web conferencing equipment for remote students to use,” according to the BDN. “The university’s nursing program will also get two telemedicine equipment and remote patient monitoring systems for student training.”