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Advanced Regional Networks and Applications for K20. Jennifer Oxenford, Associate Director Heather Weisse, Applications Coordinator IU #1 Presentation Tuesday, June 27, 2006. What is Internet2?. The Research and Education Network for the United States of America

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Advanced regional networks and applications for k20

Advanced Regional Networksand Applications for K20

Jennifer Oxenford, Associate DirectorHeather Weisse, Applications Coordinator IU #1 Presentation Tuesday, June 27, 2006


What is internet2

What is Internet2?

  • The Research and Education Network for the United States of America

  • Led by 207 research universities

  • Close collaborations with government: NIH, NSF, NLM, NASA, to name only a few

  • An organization that serves academic and technology needs at all levels of education

  • A venue that brings together academics and scientists from all over the world


Internet2 mission and goals

Internet2 Mission and Goals

Internet2 Mission

  • Develop and deploy advanced network applications and technologies, accelerating the creation of tomorrow’s Internet.

    Internet2 Goals

  • Enable new generation of applications

  • Re-create leading edge R&E network capability

  • Transfer technology and experience to the global production Internet


Internet2 universities 207 university members may 2006

Internet2 Universities207 University Members, May 2006


Advanced networking organizations around the world

Advanced Networking Organizations around the World


Networks reachable via abilene by country

Networks reachable via Abilene - by country

Last updated: 01 May 2005

Europe-Middle East

Asia-Pacific

Americas

Austria (ACOnet)

Belgium (BELNET)

Croatia (CARNet)

Czech Rep. (CESNET)

Cyprus (CYNET)

Denmark (Forskningsnettet)

Estonia (EENet)

Finland (Funet)

France (Renater)

Germany (G-WIN)

Greece (GRNET)

Hungary (HUNGARNET)

Iceland (RHnet)

Ireland (HEAnet)

Israel (IUCC)

Italy (GARR)

Latvia (LATNET)

Lithuania (LITNET)

Luxembourg (RESTENA)

Malta (Univ. Malta)

Netherlands (SURFnet) Norway (UNINETT)

Poland (POL34)

Portugal (RCTS2)

Qatar (Qatar FN)

Romania (RoEduNet)Russia (RBnet)

Slovakia (SANET)

Slovenia (ARNES)

Spain (RedIRIS)

Sweden (SUNET)

Switzerland (SWITCH)

United Kingdom

(JANET)

Turkey (ULAKBYM)

*CERN

Australia (AARNET)

China (CERNET, CSTNET, NSFCNET)

Hong Kong (HARNET)

Japan (SINET, WIDE, IMNET, JGN)

Korea (KOREN, KREONET2)

Singapore (SingAREN)

Philippines (PREGINET)

Taiwan (TANet2, ASNet)

Thailand (UNINET, ThaiSARN)

Argentina (RETINA)

Brazil (RNP2/ANSP)

Canada (CA*net)

Chile (REUNA)

Mexico (Red-CUDI)

United States

(Abilene, vBNS)

Venezuela

(REACCIUN-2)

More information at:http://abilene.internet2.edu/peernetworks/international.html


The role of magpi

The Role of MAGPI

What is MAGPI?

MAGPI is a regional aggregation point for Internet2. We serve the Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey research and education communities.

Our mission?

To introduce new technology

To collaboratively develop new applications with our subscribers

To make access to these technologies and applications economical and sustainable


Current members

Arcadia University

Capital Area IU

Carbon Lehigh IU

Chester County IU

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Center for Advancing Partnerships in Education (CAPE)

Delaware County IU

DeSales University

Fox Chase Cancer Center

The Franklin Institute

IU 1

Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals

Lafayette College

Lehigh Carbon Community College

Lehigh University

Lehigh Valley Hospital

Mont. Co. Intermediate Unit

Mont. Co. Community College

National Constitution Center

NJEDge.Net – State R&E Network for N.J.

Princeton University

CERMUSA / St. Francis University

Temple University

Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital

Tuscarora IU

University of Delaware

University of Pennsylvania

University of Scranton

Villanova University

Widener University

Current Members


Upcoming prospective members

Upcoming/Prospective Members

  • IU8/IU9/IU10

  • IU17/IU18

  • Community College of Philadelphia

  • Philadelphia School District

  • Philadelphia Museum of Art

  • The Philadelphia Orchestra

  • University of the Arts

  • University of the Sciences

  • Academy of Natural Sciences

  • WHYY


Good things happening in pennsylvania

Good Things Happening in Pennsylvania

  • Act 183 – Creation of the E-Fund

    *…“establishing the Broadband Outreach and Aggregation Fund; “…

    The creation of Wide Area Networks that provide broadband connectivity to school districts

    *Senate Actions 2003-2004 Regular Session, Thursday, November 18, 2004


K20 initiative

K20 Initiative

  • Connect and engage K-12s, museums, libraries, science and cultural centers, aquariums, community colleges, etc.

  • Increased opportunities for joint funding, collaboration with Higher ed, student attraction, enhanced learning and education


Sponsored education group participants

Sponsored Education Group Participants


K20 status and growth

K20 Status and Growth


Changing teaching and learning in the 21 st century classroom

Changing Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom

What Internet2 Offers:

  • Real Time Collaboration

  • Immediate Access to Expertise and/or Audiences

  • Geographical Distribution

  • High Quality, Real-Time Audio and Video Interaction => Engagement


What types of applications are there

What Types of Applications are there?

  • Videoconferencing

    • Class Collaborations

    • International Collaborations

    • Access to Experts

    • Content Providers/Virtual Field Trips

  • Digital Library Resources

  • Remote Instrumentation

  • Simulations


Class to class collaborations create your own i2 adventure

Class to Class Collaborations: Create your own I2 adventure

  • Flexibility – the event can be tailored to exact curricular needs.

  • Authentic Learning - Student to student interactions can be very powerful.

  • Engagement - The technology is especially engaging for visual and auditory learners.

The AP Mixer Project

Virtual Reading Group

Read Across America


International collaborations bring the world to students

International Collaborations: Bring the World to Students

  • Language: They provide real-world contexts for second language practice.

  • Exchange: Events promote cultural empathy, understanding and exchange.

  • Preparation: International encounters help prepare students for a global society.

MegaConference Jr.

Language & Culture

Galapagos Project


Access to experts investigate and explore

Access to Experts: Investigate and Explore

  • Make complex concepts accessible: Students can explore complex concepts with experts.

  • Beyond theory: Experts provide real world connections for theory.

Creative Minds

Virtual Surgery

Immersion Presents


Content providers travel virtually

Content Providers: Travel Virtually

  • Budget Field Trips: Allows students to “travel” to other areas at minimum or no cost.

  • Immersion: Videoconferencing can bring “Living History” events into the classroom and “immerse” students.

  • Curriculum Supplements: Virtual field trips or distance learning events are great curricular supplements.

  • Differentiated Instruction: Distance learning supports differentiated instruction.


Content providers cont d

Content Providers – Cont’d

Cartooning with Blitz

Lewis and Clark

Alaska Sea Life Center

Vanderbilt Science Careers

Cleveland Institute of Music

Museum of Anthropology & Archeology


Content providers where to find them

Content Providers – Where to find them

Offered more than 72 different programs during the 05-06 Academic Year. FREE

MAGPI Programshttp://www.magpi.net/programs.html

Part of the Internet2 K20 Initiative

“Matchmaking Service” for K20 Community. All projects use Internet2.

Internet2 K20 Community/Databasehttp://k20.internet2.edu

Search for Virtual Field Trips and

Find collaborative partners using a variety of fields. Database includes both Internet2 and Commodity Internet Projects. Teachers can rate project.

CILC Databasehttp://www.cilc.org


Digital library sources

Digital Library Sources

  • High-Quality: High performance networks allow for better media quality.

  • Fast!: Material can be downloaded quickly.

  • Real Time: Learning objects can be manipulated in real time.

  • Easy Access: Digital libraries are easily accessible.

National Science Digital Library

Research Channel

WGBH Teacher’s Domain


Remote instrumentation

Remote Instrumentation

  • Real Instruments: Students can manipulate advanced scientific instruments in real time.

  • Promotes Inquiry: Remote instrumentation provides real world exposure and real world contexts for scientific inquiry.

Lehigh University’s Electron Microscope

Mauna Kea Observatories

Acadia University’s MusicPath


Simulation

Simulation

  • Immersion: Simulation tools provide immersive experiences for students.

  • Engagement: Technology coupled with real-world contexts engages students.

Operation Montserrat

Immersive Segmentation

An Exercise in Hard Choices


Sneak preview

Sneak Preview

creative minds

living history

exploring with joan

opera company

inner world


Magpi k20 network support structure

MAGPI K20 Network Support Structure

  • K20 User Group and Virtual Forums

  • Tri-State Database

  • K20 Portal

  • K20 Newsletter

  • Training

    • Videoconferencing/I2 Commons Training

    • Curriculum Integration/Professional Development


K20 user groups and virtual forums

K20 User Groups and Virtual Forums

  • MAGPI K20 User Group

    • Connected institutions chance to host their members/users

    • Virtually, every other month

  • MAGPI K20 Virtual Forums

    • Anyone/everyone/end users

    • Discipline specific

    • Bridge Across K20

http://www.magpi.net/k20network.html


Internet2 commons

Internet2 Commons

  • Started as a pilot in July 2004

  • Was offered “no-charge” for all MAGPI members to kick the tires, test the service

  • Continue to offer as a “value-add” to MAGPI members with a streamlined tech triage process

http://www.magpi.net/internet2commons.html


Innovation creativity

Innovation & Creativity

The world is but a canvas to the imagination.

- Henry David Thoreau


More information

More Information

  • http://www.magpi.net

  • http://k20.internet2.edu

  • http://www.internet2.edu

  • http://www.cilc.org/

  • http://commons.internet2.edu/

  • http://www.researchchannel.com/


Q a thank you

Q&A - Thank you

Contact Info:

Jennifer Oxenford

[email protected]

215-898-0341

Heather Weisse

[email protected]

215-573-6417


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