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Introduction to internet2 and magpi

Introduction to Internet2 and MAGPI

Jennifer OxenfordMAGPI MAGPI Fellows Summer InstituteAugust 13, 2009

What is MAGPI?


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

Programming Snapshot (Dec 2006 - Dec 2007):

We organized 150+ programs for our K-12 Members.

250 + Schools have participated in our programs.

More than 12,000 participants have been involved in our programs.

Magpi member snapshot

Arcadia University

Beaver Valley IU

Berks County IU

Bucks Co. Community College

Capital Area IU

Carbon Lehigh IU

Chester County IU

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Center for Advancing Partnerships in Education (CAPE)

Colonial IU

Delaware County IU

Delaware State Univeristy

DELEARN - State R&E Network for Delaware

DeSales University

Fox Chase Cancer Center

The Franklin Institute

IUs 8/9/10

Kentucky State Research & Ed Network

Lafayette College

Lehigh Carbon Community College

Lehigh University

MAGPI Member Snapshot

  • Lehigh Valley Hospital

  • Lincoln IU

  • Luzerne IU

  • Misericordia University

  • Mont. Co. Intermediate Unit

  • Mont. Co. Community College

  • National Constitution Center

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

  • Northeast Educational IU

  • The Philadelphia Orchestra

  • Princeton University

  • School District of Philadelphia

  • 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

  • Wilkes University

  • Harriet Tubman Living History Experience

  • VOICES Role Models

  • One Book, One Philadelphia - The Memoir Project

  • The Human Side of Revolution: Exploring Waiting for Snow in Havana

  • Gender Stereotypes Across our Contemporary Media: An Art-Based Workshop

  • Creative Minds Series

  • Global Warming: Race for the Tipping Point

  • Culture Clash and Conflict in Sudan

  • Alex’s Virtual Lemonade Stand

  • Innerworld Discovery

  • Megaconference Jr.

  • Read Across America

  • English/Spanish Language Learning (US and Chile)

  • Distributed International Virtual Panel on Educating in Times of Crisis

  • Chinese Student Interviews

  • English/Pakistani Language Learning (ND, PA and Pakistan)

  • International Penn Literacy Programs

  • Live Global Concert Series with the Philadelphia Orchestra

  • Science Professional Development with NASA Goddard

  • Live Dance Rehearsals and Critiques with Japan

  • Louis Pasteur Distributed Event with Pasteur Institute in Paris

What is internet2
What is Internet2?

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

  • Led by 209 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 educators and researchers 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

87 networks reachable via internet2
87 Networks reachable via Internet2

Europe-Middle East



Europe (GEANT2)

Austria (ACOnet)

Belgium (BELNET)

Bosnia-Herzegovina (BIHARNET)

Croatia (CARNet)

Czech Rep. (CESNET)

Cyprus (CYNET)

Denmark (Forskningsnettet)

Estonia (EENet)

Finland (Funet)

France (Renater)

Germany (G-WIN)

Greece (GRNET)


Iceland (RHnet)

Ireland (HEAnet)

Israel (IUCC)

Italy (GARR)

Jordan (JUNET)

Latvia (LATNET)

Lithuania (LITNET)

Luxembourg (RESTENA)

Malta (Univ. Malta)

Netherlands (SURFnet) Norway (UNINETT)

Palestinian Territories

(Gov’t Computing Center)

Poland (PIONIER)

Portugal (RCTS2)

Qatar (Qatar FN)

Romania (RoEduNet)Russia (RBnet, RUNNET)

Slovakia (SANET)

Slovenia (ARNES)

Spain (RedIRIS)

Sweden (SUNET)

Switzerland (SWITCH)

Syria (HIAST)

United Kingdom


Turkey (ULAKBYM)


Australia (AARNET)



Hong Kong (HARNET)

India (ERNET)

Indonesia (ITB)



Malaysia (MYREN)

New Zealand (KAREN)

Philippines (PREGINET)

Singapore (SingAREN)

Taiwan (TANet2, ASNet)

Thailand (UNINET, ThaiSARN)

Vietnam (VINAREN)

Latin America (redCLARA)

Argentina (RETINA)

Brazil (RNP2/ANSP)

Canada (CA*net)

Chile (REUNA)

Colombia (RENATA)

Costa Rica (CR2Net)

Guatemala (RAGIE)

Mexico (Red-CUDI)

Nicaragua (RENIA)

Panama (RedCyT)

Peru (RAAP)

Uruguay (RAU2)

Venezuela (REACCIUN2)

Central Asia


Armenia (ARENA)

Georgia (GRENA)

Kazakhstan (KAZRENA)

Tajikistan (TARENA)

Uzbekistan (UZSCI)

Algeria (CERIST)


Morocco (CNRST)

Tunisia (RFR)

South Africa (TENET)

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

Why internet2
Why Internet2?

  • The student who will enter medical school in 5 10 years can absorb multiple channels of information






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Slide courtesy Parvati Dev, Stanford

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

How is internet2 used taken from 2005 internet2 member survey http members internet2 edu assessment
How is Internet2 Used?taken from 2005 Internet2 Member Survey

It s more than just videoconferencing
It’s more than just videoconferencing!

  • Digital Library Resources

  • Remote Instrumentation

  • Networked Instrumentation

  • Medical Simulation

  • Distributed Collaboratories

High speed videoconferencing
High Speed Videoconferencing

  • High-Quality: High performance networks allow for richer, more natural audio and video quality.

  • Low Latency: No lip synch issues, can use for foreign language, remote music instruction, etc.

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

  • Easy Entry Point: IP Videoconferencing is versatile and an easy way to get started.

Megaconference Jr.

Read Around the Planet

Physics Master Classes

The Philadelphia Orchestra Global Concert Series

The Philadelphia Orchestra Global Concert Series

Franklin institute nasa goddard hurricane pd
Franklin Institute - NASA Goddard Hurricane PD

  • Franklin Institute/NASA Professional Development event for Phila. Area middle school science teachers

  • Visualization data from NASA Goddard, Jeff Halverson from UMBC

  • Real-time hurricane visualization data to demonstrate how to teach hurricanes

  • Archived visualizations and materials for use in classroom

The science of international polar year
The Science of International Polar Year

  • October 19, 2007 videoconference event

  • Co-Sponsored by NASA, NOAA, MAGPI, Internet2, AGI, ASTC

  • Middle and high school students in the US and Europe had the opportunity to interact live with polar researchers in interactive videoconference

  • Global viewing audience of live webstream, ability to ask questions via email

International polar year data stories sea ice
International Polar Year Data Stories: Sea Ice

  • Live multipoint video-conference on sea ice

  • Connected live with researchers in UC Boulder, UA Fairbanks, Germany, AND two researchers on research ships at the opposite ends of the world

  • Student engagement with real scientists around real science

Megaconference jr www megaconferencejr org

  • 2/21/08 Five Year Anniversary of Student-led international Megaconference

  • Focus on Language, Culture, Regional Issues

  • International Distributed Teams of students in program content, developing partnerships, and technical support

  • 12 countries and 31 states participated

Fcc rural health care pilot program rhcpp
FCC Rural Health Care Pilot Program (RHCPP)

  • FCC Funded Program to Establish National Health Network including connections to Internet2

  • 42 states, 3 territories receiving funding for 69 state and regional broadband networks

  • 5 PA Recipients

    • Geisinger Health System (existing network including15 facilities to be enhanced and connect to MAGPI/Internet2 for transfer of radiograhps, improve electronic records systems, and other telemedicine services)

    • Also in PA = Juniata Valley Network, Northeast HealthNet, Northwestern PA Telemedicine Initiative, PennState Milton Hershey Medical Center

Leni basso group motion dance performance
Leni-Basso/Group Motion Dance Performance

  • Used DVTS

  • Keio University in Tokyo and Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA

  • Live rehearsal and critique of “Rondo”

Medical spanish consortium
Medical Spanish Consortium

  • Partners: University of Scranton, St. Francis University, PENN SoM, Univ. Puerto Rico, CUDI

  • Real time remote patient consults / simulations in native language

  • Expanding to additional partners

Pasteur institute event
Pasteur Institute Event

  • Lafayette University, Columbia University, Wheaton College, UPENN

  • Institut Pasteur, Paris

  • Multisite Video Conference over Internet2 and Renater

  • Streamed Live for non-interactive sites

The Institut Pasteur and Its Global Public Health Network:A Response to the Threat of an Avian Influenza Outbreak in Humans

St francis university s outreach to k20 over internet2
St. Francis University’s Outreach to K20 over Internet2

  • The Didgeridoo: Exploring the Dreamtime (live performance and instruction with Jim Gagnon)

  • The Universe of Song (Music Writing Workshop with Paul Purple)

  • The Arts & Living Seminar

  • Catholicism/World Religions for Secular Institutions

Physics Master Classes

  • Hands On Particle Physics Master Classes for High School Students

  • 4000 High School Students from 20 countries around the world

  • Uses EVO (previously VRVS) collaboration tool

Teaching learning sig
Teaching & Learning SIG

  • English/Spanish Language Learning Collaboration

  • Exploration of Use of Virtual Worlds for Education

  • Putting together a workshop in conjunction with Spring 08 Internet2 Meeting

Announcing k20 muse
Announcing K20 Muse

  • NEW Social Networking Tool for the K20 Global Community

  • Goals

    1. Connect people with similar interests around advanced networking applications

    2. Encourage collaboration

    3. Facilitate resource sharing and discovery

    4. Better introduce new communities to to advanced networking community and applications

Magpi high definition videoconferencing pilot

Less expensive ( ~ $12k)

Easier to configure

Easily portable

Built in 4 port capacity

A bit pricier with the options ( ~ $21K)

More inputs

Additional port (8) capacity

People On Content!!

MAGPI High Definition Videoconferencing Pilot

LifeSize Room System

Polycom HDX 9004 System

Magpi polycom discount program
MAGPI Polycom Discount Program

- 38.7% on HDX and VSX Codecs

- 43.8% on RMX,MGC Products

- 38.7% on MGC Products, V2IU

- 33.6% on SE200, PathNavigator

- 23.3% on Cable, Remotes, Miscellaneous Items

- 33.6% on Executive Collection, Mobile Responder, Instructor RP

- 10.0% on Installation and Service

All Pricing Proprietary and Confidential to MAGPI Members

Videoconference offerings resources
Videoconference Offerings Resources

MAGPI Polycom Discount Program

  • Contact: Steve Vanacore, 201-483-3304 or [email protected] and mention MAGPI member contract number M-01-440.



  • Get and stay involved
    Get and STAY Involved!

    • Talk with your local IT folks and local Internet2 liaisons - they are really good!!

    • Seek/be IT/faculty/student/staff champions

    • Host/attend an Internet2 Event

    • Participate in Virtual Events - Megaconference Jr., Gigaconference, Collaboranza, MAGPI Forums and Trainings

    • Send me feedback/updates/inquiries

    More information
    More Information







    Q a thank you
    Q&A - Thank you!

    Contact Info:

    Jennifer Oxenford

    [email protected]