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2011 AETC Symposium. Distance Learning by Satellite: Today & Tomorrow Philip J.-L. Westfall, Ph.D. HQ AU OL-A [email protected] 20 – 21 January 2011 Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center San Antonio, TX. Overview. A few introductory Qs & As

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2011 aetc symposium

2011 AETC Symposium

Distance Learning by Satellite:

Today & Tomorrow

Philip J.-L. Westfall, Ph.D. HQ AU OL-A

[email protected]

20 – 21 January 2011

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

San Antonio, TX


Overview

Overview

  • A few introductory Qs & As

  • What’s so great about satellite?

  • What are ATN, DETN, & GETN?

  • What’s the ATN Advantage?

  • Where are we going?

  • How can we serve you?

The commercial products, goods, or services referenced herein do not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Air Force, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

The views expressed are those of the presenter and do not reflect the official policy or position of the U.S. Air Force, Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.


By way of introduction

By way of introduction . . .

What about you?

Have you ever taken a course using . . .

the Web?

CBI?

VTC or ITV?

Correspondence?

Are you a distance learning instructor?

What media have you used?


Different types of aircraft

Different types of aircraft . . .

Keep in mind

. . . for different types of missions


Different types of media

Different types of media . . .

Keep in mind

. . . for different types of learning objectives


As an instructor

As an instructor . . .

If you had your choice . . .

One-on-one mentoring


As an instructor1

As an instructor . . .

The next best thing . . .

Classroom environment


Overview1

Overview

  • A few introductory Qs & As

  • What’s so great about satellite?

  • What are ATN, DETN, & GETN?

  • What is the ATN Advantage?

  • Where are we going?

  • How can we serve you?


As an instructor2

As an instructor . . .

When required to use distance learning,

satellite can preserve that classroom environment

at little or no cost!


Still a classroom environment

Still a classroom environment . . .

Interactive Television (ITV)

  • one-way video & two-way audio

  • via satellite

ITV emulates the classroom at a distance


A variety of instructional methods

A Variety of Instructional Methods

  • You can still do:

    • High-end graphics & motion video

    • Live, interactive learning exercises

    • Teaching interviews

    • Panel discussions

    • Guest speakers

    • Student interaction with the experts

    • Student-to-student interaction

  • And like the in-residence classroom, ITV integrates well with print & online media


The big secret in dl

The Big Secret in DL

Today, I’m letting you in on a Government-wide secret:

Satellite is a cheap, fast, and effective way to meet distance learning requirements!


So why the secret

So why the secret?

  • Satellite not frequently considered for distance learning because it’s often considered exotic and expensive

  • Little awareness of the benefits of satellite technology

  • Panacea syndrome—Web is the answer for all distance learning

  • Government schools model themselves after academic institutions that own no global network

  • Little awareness of its extensive use in corporate America and in Federal Government

  • . . . so who IS using satellite?


Corporate satellite networks

Corporate Satellite Networks

A.G. Edwards

Anheuser-Busch

Bank of America

Boeing

Caterpillar

Channel One

Cisco

Dillards

Edward Jones

Federal Express

Ford

General Electric

Georgia Pacific

Harley-Davidson

Hewlett-Packard

Home Depot

HUD

Intel

JCPenny

Kroger

Lowe’s

Macy’s

McDonald’s

Merrill Lynch

Microsoft

Orkin

Pfizer

Safeway

Square D

Staples

State Farm

SYDA

Unisys

USPS

Wachovia Bank

Wal-Mart

The larger the enterprise, the more efficient satellite becomes


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Government Satellite Networks

USAF

ANG

AFRC

US ARMY

DEOMI

DLA

ARNG

USN

FAA

DOE

DOJ

NIPTC (DOI)

F&WS (DOI)

NPS (DOI)

US Courts (FJ)

FJC (FJ)

USSC (FJ)

IRS

SSA

NASA

VHA

BLM (DOI)

CDC (HHS)

CMS (HHS)

USPS

USSS (DHS)


What s so great about satellite

What’s so great about satellite?

  • Academic Effectiveness – Supports diversity of teaching strategies & proven methodologies to enhance learning effectivenessfor all levels of learning

    - Preserves & enhances the live classroom environment

    - More effective environment than office area for long courses

    - Low attrition, pacing assures timely completion

  • Cost effectiveness – For established networks, costs are a mere fraction of travel & per diem costs, no up-front development costs—ROI is immediate!

  • Advanced technology – Synchronous & asynchronous medium for distribution of high-quality interactive video, CBI, and print—bypasses Internet bottlenecks and network firewalls—reduces latency and security issues


What s so great about satellite1

What’s so great about satellite?

  • Global reach – Instant communications to virtually unlimited number of locations world-wide

  • Rapid content dissemination – Content kept current through frequent or “on-the-fly” no-cost updating—no waiting for outsourced updating

  • Rapid deployment – Additional sites through rapid and inexpensive downlink deployment

  • Visionary approach – satellite applications consistent with industry best practices, including blended media (or precision learning) approaches: innovative enterprise-wide combination of traditional & new technologies (thinking outside of the Web—don’t put all your eggs in one basket!)

When you want it NOW!


Overview2

Overview

  • A few introductory Qs & As

  • What’s so great about satellite?

  • What are ATN, DETN, & GETN?

  • What is the ATN Advantage?

  • Where are we going?

  • How can we serve you?


Atn is usaf dl satellite network

ATN is USAF DL Satellite Network

What is the Air Technology Network?

ATN is the name of the US Air Force’s satellite network used for . . .

Distance Learning


Home of the atn

Home of the ATN

ATN PMO

Home of the

Air Technology Network


Hq air university education logistics communication

HQ Air University Education Logistics & Communication

  • The ATN Program Management Office is a branch of HQ AU/A4/6, and is a separate operating location at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

  • Our mission isto pro-mote, manage, and deliver instructional broadcasting for the Air Force’s distance learning programs and other DOD users of ITV


Air technology network pmo

Air Technology Network PMO

DIRECTOR

Dr. Philip Westfall

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

CHIEF, INSTRUCTIONAL QUALITY

Mr. Alex Autry

CHIEF ENGINEER

Mr. Clay Middlebrook

AUDIO BRIDGE OPERATOR

Ms. Linda Smith-Maloy (ctr)

NOC ENGINEER

Mr. Frank Molish

OFFICE MANAGER

AUDIO BRIDGE OPERATOR

Mr. Joseph Kustra (ctr)

Personnel Authorized: 4 - 4 Civil Service

Assigned: 4 - 4 Civil Service


Air technology network pmo1

Air Technology Network PMO

  • ATN began at Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB in Oct 91

  • Realigned under AFIADL at Maxwell AFB on 1 Feb 00

  • Began consolidated DOD ITV operations 1 Feb 08, aka Defense Education & Training Network (DETN) PMO

  • AFIADL decommissioned, realigned under HQ AU/A4/6O on 24 Apr 08


The air force standard

The Air Force Standard

AFI 33-104: Defines ATN is the AF Standard for VTT

AFI 36-2201, 2.2.3.3.: HQ AU/A4/6 executive agent for the ATN PMO

AFI 36-2201, 4.3.1.3.: When ITV is used for broadcasts or large-file transfer, ATN PMO procedures are to be followed.


What missions does atn support

What missions does ATN support?

  • Air University PCE (AFIT & CPD)

  • Air Force Reserve Command training & education

  • Air Force Space Command personnel training

  • Air Force Materiel Command training

  • Air Force Services training

  • Air Education & Training Command VI training


A sampling of atn courses

A Sampling of ATN Courses

  • Aerial Port Functions

  • Joint Inspection Process

  • Passenger Service Functions

  • Air Cargo Processing

  • Aircraft Loading

  • AF CDC Update

  • Civil Engineering

  • Pollution & Hazardous Waste Mgt

  • Fiscal & Contract Law

  • AFPC Training Updates

  • AF Safety Training

  • Multicultural Training

  • Base Services Training

  • Mechanical Systems for Managers

  • Electrical Systems for Managers

  • Airfield Pavement Construction Inspection

  • Environmental Compliance Assessment

  • Contracting for Civil Engineering

  • Pollution Prevention

  • AF ORM Essentials for Leaders

  • Project Management

  • Maintenance Engineering

  • Hazardous Materials Management

  • Communications-Electronics Career Advancement

  • Logistics Management

ITV is a medium that meets vast number of learning objectives


Air technology network

Air Technology Network

NOC

ATTV & NMUSAF

Wright-Pat AFB OH

Hughes, Inc. Gateway Napa CA

Wright-Pat AFB OH

9 Broadcast Centers

228 Earth Stations

354 Classrooms

in CONUS, WestPac, & SWA

SPTV

Peterson AFB CO

GBS Gateway

Norfolk VA

DRTV

Dobbins ARB GA

RRTV

Robins AFB GA

KETV

Keesler AFB MS

AUTV

Maxwell AFB AL

LITV

Lackland AFB TX

Downlink

Terrestrial T-1 connection

Broadcasting Center


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General Services Administration

SATCOM II

Contract No. GS00T07NSD0022


Telstar 6

Telstar 6

Galaxy 25


Western europe swa

Western Europe & SWA

RAF MILDENHALL

RAF ALCONBURY

SPANGDAHLEM AB

RAF CROUGHTON

GERMERSHEIM (DLA)

RAMSTEIN AB (2 Sites)

AVIANO AB (2 Sites)

INCIRLIK AB

BALAD AB IR

ALI AL SALEM AB KU

AL UDEID QT

AL DHAFRA UAE

Rebroadcast through DISA’s Global Broadcast Service, Norfolk VA

* New GBS platform being Deployed by 15 Feb 11 *


Western pacific

Western Pacific

Intelsat 8

C-Band EIRP

166o E. L.

HNS Gateway Napa CA

MISAWA AB

OSAN AB

YOKOSUKA NS (DLA)

KUNSAN AB

YOKOTA AB

KADENA AB

ANDERSEN AFB

Rebroadcast through HNS Gateway, Napa, CA

* Migrating to new GBS platform in 2012 *


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Convergent Media Systems, Inc.

Network Operations Center

DOWNLINK

(RECEIVE)

PowerVu

Digital Decoder

Atlanta GA

ITV

Digital

Encoder

UPLINK

(TRANSMIT)

We hold these truths to be self-evident,

that all men are created equal, that

they are endowed by their Creator

with certain unalienable Rights, that

among these are Life, Liberty and

the pursuit of Happiness.

AUDIO

RETURN

STUDIO/TV

CLASSROOM

ACCESS

ITV CLASSROOM

Digital Video Satellite Network

Components


Sa powervu 9235 9234 9834

SA PowerVu 9235/9234/9834

  • Integrated Receiver Decoder (IRD)--the heart of the satellite broadcast system

  • Receives digital television signal and converts it into analog audio and video signals for display on television monitor

  • SA 9834 only: IP data port (10Mbps) - streams IP video or file transfer to desktop


Atn audioconferencing system

ATN Audioconferencing System

  • Simple, push-to-talk, multipoint conferencing

  • Single phone line

  • Free, open exchange

  • One mic for every two students


Audioconferencing

Audioconferencing

CONTEX 480-port bridge

  • VoIP or PSTN

  • Auto-dial or Dial-in

  • Operator assisted screening or PIN access

  • The only DSN-certified bridge

  • Reservation, Scheduling, and Billing Features


Broadcast center terrestrial link

Broadcast Center Terrestrial Link

  • Links broadcast centers to uplink hub cost effectively—replaces need for multiple uplinks

  • Allows for up to 2Mbps transmission rate

  • Used with Networx DS3 & T-1 wireline service


Linking vtc to itv

Linking VTC to ITV

  • ITV/VTC USED IN COMBINATION

    • Shared programming (bridging existing networks)

    • Guest speaker not at uplink facility (used as one-way)

    • Student has access only to VTC (used as one-way—quality permitting including Webcasting)

      -- Navy Learning Network, Army TNET & Classroom XXI


Atn the father of

ATN, the father of . . .

GETN

Government Education & Training Network

  • http://getn.govdl.org

Currently the only interagency distance learning network


How getn got its start

How GETN got its start

AFIT had a vision to create a Government-wide collaborative network so we could:

  • Eliminate stove-pipe networks

  • Share resources

  • Share programming

    The vision was realized through a cooperative effort between Air Force, AT&T, GSA, & DISA . . .


Getn map

GETN MAP

GETN

Galaxy 26

7 uplinks reaching over

2,200 locations

US F&WL

SHEPHERDSTOWN WV

US COURTS

WASHINGTON DC

USAF

WRIGHT-PATT AFB, OH

DOJ

COLUMBIA SC

ANG

MCGHEE TYSON AFB, TN

FAA

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK

BIA

ALBUQUERQUE, NM


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GETN

GETN (Satcom II) Other Networks

USAF

ANG

AFRC

US ARMY

DEOMI

DLA

ARNG

USN

FAA

DOE

DOJ

NIPTC (DOI)

F&WS (DOI)

NPS (DOI)

US Courts (FJ)

FJC (FJ)

USSC (FJ)

USSS (DHS)

IRS

SSA

NASA

VHA

BLM (DOI)

CDC (HHS)

CMS (HHS)

USPS


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GETN

GETN (Satcom II) Other Networks

USAF

ANG

AFRC

US ARMY

DEOMI

DLA

ARNG

USN

FAA

DOE

DOJ

NIPTC (DOI)

F&WS (DOI)

NPS (DOI)

US Courts (FJ)

FJC (FJ)

USSC (FJ)

USSS (DHS)

IRS

SSA

VHA

NASA

BLM (DOI)

CDC (HHS)

CMS (HHS)

USPS


On 1 feb 08 we took on the management of dod users of interactive television

A new alliance . . .

On 1 Feb 08, we took on the management of DOD users of interactive television:


Defense education training network

Defense Education & Training Network

NOC

  • DLA

  • DDLN-CS (Columbus OH)

  • DDLN-FB (Ft Belvoir VA)

  • DDLN-NC (New Cumberland PA)

  • DDLN-PD (Philadelphia PA)

ATTV & NMUSAF

Wright-Pat AFB OH

ANG WN-A

Andrews AFB MD

HNS Gateway Napa CA

GBS Gateway

Norfolk VA

Wright-Pat AFB OH

18 Broadcast Centers

452 Earth Stations

732 Classrooms

in CONUS, WestPac, & SWA

SPTV

Peterson AFB CO

Army SEN

Ft Lee VA

DRTV

Dobbins ARB GA

ANG WN-M

MCGHEE TYSON AFB, TN

RRTV

Robins AFB GA

AUTV

Maxwell AFB AL

LITV

Lackland AFB TX

KETV

Keesler AFB MS

DEOMI

Patrick AFB FL

ANG WN-T

Tyndall AFB FL

Downlink

Terrestrial T-1 connection

Broadcasting Center


What missions does detn support

What missions does DETN support?

  • DOD-VHA Medical training

  • Total Air Force training

  • Total Army training

  • Defense Logistics Agency training & education

  • Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute training

  • Joint Forces Command training


Shared detn programs

Shared DETN Programs

  • Medical Training

  • Aircraft Maintenance

  • Civil Engineering

  • Homeland Defense

  • Pollution & Hazardous Waste Mgt

  • Biological Terrorism

  • Fiscal & Contract Law

  • Federal Employees Health Benefits

  • Multicultural Training


Overview3

Overview

  • A few introductory Qs & As

  • What’s so great about satellite?

  • What are ATN, DETN, & GETN?

  • What is the ATN Advantage?

  • Where are we going?

  • How can we serve you?


Cost effectiveness

Cost Effectiveness

Variables used

  • ITV Costs:

  • Operations: satellite & audio; NOC admin costs

  • Maintenance: uplink, downlink, VTC (BC Links)

  • Equipment: upgrades & sustainment

  • Residence costs:

  • Only travel & per diem

  • Student throughput:

  • Student-hour

  • Cost per student:

  • Total costs / total student-hours

  • ROI

  • Residence cost / ITV Cost (as a percentage)


Cost effectiveness af

Cost Effectiveness - AF

Based on AF per hour costs

  • One-week course: 40 Hours, 100 students

  • Residence TDY travel & per diem only

    • Total per student: $1,850 For 100: $185,000

    • Total per student hour: $46.25

  • Interactive Television:

    • Total per student hour: $4.43

    • Total per student: $177; for 100: $17,720

  • Cost avoidance: $1,730 per student

    • Total per offering (100 students): $173,000

  • Costs for ITV are 9.6% of residence!

ROI: 1,044%


School cost effectiveness

School Cost Effectiveness

Based on actual per hour costs (Satellite costs centrally funded by AETC)

  • Interactive Television:

    • Audio costs (10 sites, 10 students per site): $400

    • BC Costs (not at AFIT): $360

    • Total per student: $7.60 For 100: $760

    • Total per student hour: $0.19

  • Cost avoidance: $1,842 per student

    • Total per offering (100 students): $1,842,400

    • Costs for ITV are 0.41% of residence!

ROI: 24,342%


What is the atn advantage

What is the ATN Advantage?

  • Academic Effectiveness – AF Schools have experienced a 1-to-2% increase in performance compared to resident– attrition no more than 9% (long courses)

  • Mission Effectiveness – ATN is mission-centric—optimizes pacing—controls length of instruction and time of completion.

  • Advanced technology – Migrating to DVB-S2 & IP broadcasting to reach classrooms more cost effectively, and reach desktops when applications require it, and provide for large-file transfer to remote servers

  • Global reach – Meeting DL requirements through single, standardized, enterprise-wide network (2+ sites per AF base)—a force multiplier—and coverage is expanding

  • Cost effectiveness – Very lean operations—Represents only 0.4% - 9% of travel & per diem costs, no up-front development costs—ROI is immediate!


What is the atn advantage1

What is the ATN Advantage?

  • Rapid content dissemination – Content kept current through immediate & frequent updating by instructor—not outsourced

  • Rapid Deployment – Additional sites through rapid and inexpensive downlink deployment (~$11K CONUS, ~30K OCONUS)

  • Continuing Growth in Joint Applications – More agencies are turning to ATN and GETN to meet DL needs—the only interagency DL network

  • Visionary approach – Broadening satellite applications and forming alliances across AF, DOD, & Federal Government to share instruction and other programming, and to reduce costs by collective purchase of technology and bandwidth

  • Supports AF aims:

    -- CSAF White Paper, “Nations Guardians”

    -- CSAF “USAF Transformational Initiatives”

    -- AETC White Paper, “On Learning,” 30 Jan 08

When you want it NOW!


Overview4

Overview

  • A few introductory Qs & As

  • What’s so great about satellite?

  • What are ATN, DETN, & GETN?

  • What is the ATN Advantage?

  • Where are we going?

  • How can we serve you?


Where are we going

Where Are We Going?

  • Air Force Channel

    • Akin to Pentagon Channel, but more targeted (working w/ NMUSAF, AF/PA, AETC History Office, DMA)

    • Dedicated channel for historical & current content

      • AU History Channel

      • NMUSAF & AFIT Guest Speaker Programs

      • Public Affairs Office programs

      • AF & MAJCOM info distribution

      • CC calls

      • Town hall meetings

      • Emergency/deployed com

      • DMA applications

      • . . . and more


Where are we going1

Where Are We Going?

  • ATN Next Generation—Video-to-the-Desktop & Data broadcasting to networked environment

    • For short –duration applications (e.g. 1 hr) not requiring classroom environment

    • For store-and-forward applications

    • Linking ATN to LAN head-ends for video distribution to the desktop (noninteractive)—no need for CoN

    • Maxwell AFB’s current system

    • AMC current configuration is “ATN ready”

    • Ultimately linking directly to the desktop—applying for CoN


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ATN Next Generation:

Video Streaming w/o CoN

Audio

Conference

(Return by POTS or VSAT)

We hold these truths to be self-evident,

that all men are created equal, that

they are endowed by their Creator

with certain unalienable Rights, that

among these are Life, Liberty and

the pursuit of Happiness.

Live Video, Courseware

GETN Receive Site

Downlink

NOC

ITV

Classroom

IRD

File Server

Live Video

ITV or VTC

STUDIO

LMS Interface

T-1 Access

NIPRNET or VSAT

LAN

LMS Server

Origination Site

Desktop Laptop CD/DVD

Site Firewall

Site Firewall


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ATN Next Generation:

Satellite IP e-Learning

We hold these truths to be self-evident,

that all men are created equal, that

they are endowed by their Creator

with certain unalienable Rights, that

among these are Life, Liberty and

the pursuit of Happiness.

Live Video, Courseware

GETN Receive Site

Downlink

NOC

ITV

Classroom

Receiver-Server

Live Video

ITV or VTC

STUDIO

LMS Interface

Audio

Conference

(Return by POTS or VSAT)

T-1 Access

NIPRNET or VSAT

LAN

LMS Server

Origination Site

Desktop Laptop CD/DVD Print

Site Firewall

Site Firewall


Satellite e learning advantage

Satellite e-Learning Advantage

  • Satellite broadcasting efficient for multipoint large-file transfer—high-speed data delivery

  • Bypasses heavily burdened Internet infrastructure

  • Eliminates firewall barriers

  • Delivers media-rich ADL instruction, full-screen/ full-motion video to classroom, desktop, or laptop (anytime anywhere)

  • Seamlessly integrates w/LMS for SCORM-based courseware

  • Reaches unwired deployed warriors and avoids C2 networks

  • Adheres to current best practices in industry


The future of atn

The Future of ATN

  • ATN will continue to expand as interagency sharing of programming increases—especially for rapid dissemination of health, disaster relief, national security information, & required warrior training

  • As ATN connects to local servers, IP content (video or courseware) will be streamed or stored for asynchronous applications—especially for OCONUS

  • One network, ATN, will allow instructors or commanders in front of a camera in a studio, lecture hall, auditorium, VTC unit, or mobile camera, to reach their audience at their desktops or in front of any TV connected to their local base cable network—all at once or to selected sites only


Effective efficient

Effective & Efficient

Satellite Delivery

Effective . . .

Efficient . . .

Anytime . . .

Anywhere . . .

NOW!


Overview5

Overview

  • A few introductory Qs & As

  • What’s so great about satellite?

  • What are ATN, DETN, & GETN?

  • What is the ATN Advantage?

  • Where are we going?

  • How can we serve you?


What can atn do for you

What can ATN do for you?

  • Can ATN PMO support your mission?

    • Increase options for blended learning?

      (Full ITV or audioconferencing)

    • Avoid travel teams?

    • Save development time & $$?

    • Use ATN on an interim basis?


A blended learning resource

A Blended Learning Resource

http://www.usdla.org/USDLA_Ins_Media.pdf


A blended learning resource1

A Blended Learning Resource

http://www.fgdla.us


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Professional Organizations

www.usdla.org

www.astd.org

www.salt.org

www.nab.org

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DISTANCE LEARNING ASSOCIATION

www.fgdla.us


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. . . at your service

http://atn.afit.edu


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