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How the K-12 Community can use Internet2 Video Conferencing Dr Bob Dixon Chief Research Engineer OARnet and Ohio State University Jonathan Tyman Manager, Digital Video Internet2 Internet2 Fall Member Meeting K20 Advisory Committee Austin, Texas Sept 27, 2004

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how the k 12 community can use internet2 video conferencing

How the K-12 Community can use Internet2 Video Conferencing

Dr Bob Dixon

Chief Research Engineer

OARnet and Ohio State University

Jonathan Tyman

Manager, Digital Video Internet2

Internet2 Fall Member Meeting

K20 Advisory Committee

Austin, Texas

Sept 27, 2004

what is the internet2 commons
What is the Internet2 Commons?
  • The Internet2 Video Conferencing Service
  • Provides Multipoint video conferences
  • Provides streaming and recording of video conferences
  • Provides firewall and NAT circumvention assistance
  • Provides equipment advice and technical assistance
special internet2 commons events
Special Internet2 Commons Events
  • Megaconference (K12 is welcome)

http://www.megaconference.org

  • Megaconference Junior (K12 exclusively)

http://megaconferencejr.cciu.org

  • Keystone Conference (K12 exclusively)

http://www.keystoneconference.org

how can k12 schools use the commons
How can K12 Schools use the Commons?
  • Step 1. Get connected to Internet2; usually via a statewide network SEGP agreement.
  • Step 2. Learn all about the Commons, by reading the website: http://commons.internet2.edu
  • Step 3. Learn all about H.323 video conferencing, by reading the ViDe Videoconferencing Cookbook, especially the K12 section. http://www.videnet.gatech.edu/cookbook/
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How can K12 Schools use the Commons? (continued)

  • Step 4. Decide what organization will join the Commons (individual school, school district, state network, etc).
  • Step 5. Appoint a Commons Site Coordinator for the above organization.
  • Step 6. Have the Site Coordinator attend a Commons training class, or self-certify.
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How can K12 Schools use the Commons? (continued)

  • Step 7. Your organization fills out the Commons application form on the web pages. The cost is $2000/year, which provides 300 port-hours.
  • Step 8. Start using the service by filling out conference request forms on the web pages.
who can i conference with
Who can I conference with?
  • Anyone in the world who has H.323 video conferencing capability.
  • They need not be on Internet2.
  • They need not be Commons members.
  • Your conference can include as many locations as you wish.
when do i not use the commons
When do I NOTuse the Commons?
  • When there are only two locations in a conference.
  • When you are using other video technologies, such as ISDN or ATM, unless your organization provides a gateway, or you hire a Commons-recommended gateway.
  • When you have limited available bandwidth or equipment at your location to enable adequate-quality video conferencing.
why would i use the commons
Why would I use the Commons?
  • It provides access to any internet location and video resource in the world.
  • It provides much higher video quality than the default internet.
  • It enables you to become part of the global education community.
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Megaconference VI

Dr. Bob Dixon

Chief Research Engineer

OARNet

Ohio State University

the megaconference is
World’s largest Internet videoconference.

EVERYONE is invited.

H.323 Standard

A professional conference with no central location.

Fully interactive

The speakers and audiences are distributed

throughout the world.

Worldwide network of Multipoint Control Units, cascaded together.

A test of and a push for the state of the art.

The Megaconference is
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Megaconference VI

Dec 9, 2004 - All Over the World

Theme – Let’s Talk:

Global Communications

Innovation

Participatory Videoconferencing

Registration Opens – Oct 8, 2004

Deadline for presentation proposals:

Oct 29, 2004

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New Features This year

Special Emphasis on Interactive Presentations

Simultaneous Multiple Locations

Audience Participation

Take Advantage of New Technologies

SIP Gateway

Fast Software Endpoints

Encouragement of K-12 Presenters

for more information
For More Information

See http://www.megaconference.org

Subscribe to Megacon mailing list.

(send email request to [email protected])

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