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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

Networks reachable via abilene by country
Networks reachable via Abilene - by country

Last updated: 01 May 2005

Europe-Middle East



Austria (ACOnet)

Belgium (BELNET)

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)

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


Turkey (ULAKBYM)


Australia (AARNET)


Hong Kong (HARNET)



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)



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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

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 Programs

Part of the Internet2 K20 Initiative

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

Internet2 K20 Community/Database

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 Database

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


  • 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

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

Innovation creativity
Innovation & Creativity

The world is but a canvas to the imagination.

- Henry David Thoreau

More information
More Information







Q a thank you
Q&A - Thank you

Contact Info:

Jennifer Oxenford

[email protected]


Heather Weisse

[email protected]