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1 1:1 A discovery project Bill Fitzgerald Senior Project Manager, ACP Joanne Hallisey Senior Project Manager, Discovery Phillip Long Senior Strategist, ACP Oliver Thomas Group Leader, Athena-RCC Group Story Line Introduction Athena Environment Student Computing MIT Infrastructure Student Expectations Use of Technology in Teaching Ed Technology Initiatives Proposal Next Steps

2 Story Line Introduction Athena Environment Student Computing MIT Infrastructure Student Expectations Use of Technology in Teaching Ed Technology Initiatives Proposal Next Steps If you’re praying in W13, you must be at MIT  A culture of technology and research 1:1

3 Story Line Introduction Athena Environment Student Computing MIT Infrastructure Student Expectations Use of Technology in Teaching Ed Technology Initiatives Proposal Next Steps MIT faces the consequences of being “first”–  We have a “well defined” computing environment that endorses the three “S’s”  Scalable  Serially reusable  Sustainable This was implemented through the development of Athena 1:1

4 Oliver Thomas Story Line Introduction Athena Environment Student Computing MIT Infrastructure Student Expectations Use of Technology in Teaching Ed Technology Initiatives Proposal Next Steps Group Leader, Athena-RCC Group

5 The Athena Computing Environment Originally Project Athena ( ) A different kind of ubiquitous computing Original focus development of an Academic computing platform and discipline-specific courseware Sponsored by Digital Equipment Corporation and IBM Story Line Introduction Athena Environment Student Computing MIT Infrastructure Student Expectations Use of Technology in Teaching Ed Technology Initiatives Proposal Next Steps

6 The Athena Computing Environment Key Technology Developments X Window System Kerberos authentication system Zephyr messaging system OLC/OLTA interactive on line help Hesiod directory services Roaming profiles Thin workstations Highly scalable Story Line Introduction Athena Environment Student Computing MIT Infrastructure Student Expectations Use of Technology in Teaching Ed Technology Initiatives Proposal Next Steps

7 The Athena Computing Environment Athena Today 700+ workstations in clusters, labs, offices, and dorms maintained by minimal staff 25,000+ users About 6,000 logins from unique users per day New platform support (SGI, Sun, Linux) AFS file system 3 rd Party Software Math packages (Matlab, Mathematica, Maple) Graphics/Modelling (Alias Wavefront, Autocad, Insight, Pro**Engineer) Office packages (StarOffice, Applixware, Framemaker) Story Line Introduction Athena Environment Student Computing MIT Infrastructure Student Expectations Use of Technology in Teaching Ed Technology Initiatives Proposal Next Steps

8 The Athena Computing Environment Drawbacks Heavy network dependency Slow on launch Demand exceeds supply at peak times Unable to leverage market Limited commercial software choice UNIX is hard! Story Line Introduction Athena Environment Student Computing MIT Infrastructure Student Expectations Use of Technology in Teaching Ed Technology Initiatives Proposal Next Steps

9 Student Computing The Student Computing dipole Story Line Introduction Athena Environment Student Computing MIT Infrastructure Student Expectations Use of Technology in Teaching Ed Technology Initiatives Proposal Next Steps High personal ownership (85%-95%) Increasing resistance to high learning curve Athena (UNIX) presents Athena is the base for academic computing Faculty build with Athena in mind Personally owned machines are not “critical systems”

10 The Athena Computing Environment The Student Computing Class System The Elite It’s not just a job, it’s an adventure! The Professionals In-Depth Knowledge No Passion The Others Goal Oriented Computer is a means to an end Story Line Introduction Athena Environment Student Computing MIT Infrastructure Student Expectations Use of Technology in Teaching Ed Technology Initiatives Proposal Next Steps

11 MIT Infrastructure The MIT Network Wireless Pilot Network Security Challenges Story Line Introduction Athena Environment Student Computing MIT Infrastructure Student Expectations Use of Technology in Teaching Ed Technology Initiatives Proposal Next Steps

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14 MIT Infrastructure Wireless Pilot 300 access points in service in selected classrooms, libraries, and public spaces by 6/30/2001 “Partnership” with Lucent Story Line Introduction Athena Environment Student Computing MIT Infrastructure Student Expectations Use of Technology in Teaching Ed Technology Initiatives Proposal Next Steps

15 MIT Infrastructure Network Security Kerberos X.509 Web Certificates Certificate-Based DHCP Reg Story Line Introduction Athena Environment Student Computing MIT Infrastructure Student Expectations Use of Technology in Teaching Ed Technology Initiatives Proposal Next Steps

16 MIT Infrastructure Network Security Challenges Big Pipes, Little Pipes Servers, Servers Everywhere MIT’s Network Is Open (No Firewalls) Story Line Introduction Athena Environment Student Computing MIT Infrastructure Student Expectations Use of Technology in Teaching Ed Technology Initiatives Proposal Next Steps

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18 15 October 1998 Courtesy Luis Carmona, Telepac (PORTUGAL) Hazards of Cracking – Portugal Closed for Business

19 MIT Infrastructure Network Security Challenges Big Pipes, Little Pipes Servers, Servers Everywhere MIT’s Network Is Open (No Firewalls) Story Line Introduction Athena Environment Student Computing MIT Infrastructure Student Expectations Use of Technology in Teaching Ed Technology Initiatives Proposal Next Steps

20 MIT Infrastructure Network Security Challenges Big Pipes, Little Pipes Servers, Servers Everywhere MIT’s Network Is Open (No Firewalls) Story Line Introduction Athena Environment Student Computing MIT Infrastructure Student Expectations Use of Technology in Teaching Ed Technology Initiatives Proposal Next Steps

21 The Three Myths of Firewalls 1.The Only Way In Or Out Is Through The Firewall 2. All Threats Originate From Outside The Firewall 3. Connections Are Dangerous But Data Is Not Story Line Introduction Athena Environment Student Computing MIT Infrastructure Student Expectations Use of Technology in Teaching Ed Technology Initiatives Proposal Next Steps “Nobody Here But Us Chickens.” “We’ve Got The Place Surrounded!” “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me!” “Sticks and stones may break my bones but Word™ will never hurt me!” Bob Blakley, IBM

22 MIT Infrastructure The Cost Of Freedom The MIT Network Security Team Average 4 Incidents per day Cross-Departmental, Volunteers Funded and Paid (finally!) Story Line Introduction Athena Environment Student Computing MIT Infrastructure Student Expectations Use of Technology in Teaching Ed Technology Initiatives Proposal Next Steps

23 Joanne Hallisey Story Line Introduction Athena Environment Student Computing MIT Infrastructure Student Expectations Use of Technology in Teaching Ed Technology Initiatives Proposal Next Steps Senior Project Manager, Discovery

24 Student Expectations Pre-admissions New Students Parents Upperclass students Story Line Introduction Athena Environment Student Computing MIT Infrastructure Student Expectations Use of Technology in Teaching Ed Technology Initiatives Proposal Next Steps

25 Anytime…Anywhere 24x7 reliability 24x7 availability Security Multiple platforms Lab, classroom,dorm,public space, off-campus connectivity Remote access Story Line Introduction Athena Environment Student Computing MIT Infrastructure Student Expectations Use of Technology in Teaching Ed Technology Initiatives Proposal Next Steps

26 Anytime…Anywhere cont. File storage Network performance Software availability Support Repair Personal use options Backup???? Story Line Introduction Athena Environment Student Computing MIT Infrastructure Student Expectations Use of Technology in Teaching Ed Technology Initiatives Proposal Next Steps

27 Use of Technology in Teaching Japanese Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs Product Engineering Processes Story Line Introduction Athena Environment Student Computing MIT Infrastructure Student Expectations Use of Technology in Teaching Ed Technology Initiatives Proposal Next Steps

28 6.001 “An Educational Experiment” All course information on web pages Lectures are online only via the online tutor system Problem sets releases via the online tutor system- individual work Collaboration encourage with caveats Support for specified OS on personal computers - no Macs or general Athena Story Line Introduction Athena Environment Student Computing MIT Infrastructure Student Expectations Use of Technology in Teaching Ed Technology Initiatives Proposal Next Steps

29 Japanese Use of technology to teach language - began JP NET in 1995 Daily use of web (JP NET ) Interactive exercises Accessed by MIT and non-MIT people Story Line Introduction Athena Environment Student Computing MIT Infrastructure Student Expectations Use of Technology in Teaching Ed Technology Initiatives Proposal Next Steps

30 2.009 Web pages parallel MIT home page Course information online and chat Resources Peer review Story Line Introduction Athena Environment Student Computing MIT Infrastructure Student Expectations Use of Technology in Teaching Ed Technology Initiatives Proposal Next Steps

31 Bill Fitzgerald Story Line Introduction Athena Environment Student Computing MIT Infrastructure Student Expectations Use of Technology in Teaching Ed Technology Initiatives Proposal Next Steps Senior Project Manager, ACP

32 MIT Council on Educational Technology (MITCET) Momentum for Change From Ideas to Reality Latest Call for Proposals Support for the Future Story Line Introduction Athena Environment Student Computing MIT Infrastructure Student Expectations Use of Technology in Teaching Ed Technology Initiatives Proposal Next Steps

33 Momentum For Change The Work – Educational Technology Council – Task Force For Student Life and Learning – The New MITCET – Life-Long Learning – Alumni Engagement The Commitment – PIVoT Is Deployed – EMCC Is Launched Story Line Introduction Athena Environment Student Computing MIT Infrastructure Student Expectations Use of Technology in Teaching Ed Technology Initiatives Proposal Next Steps

34 The Resources MIT / Singapore MIT / Cambridge University, UK MIT / Microsoft I-Campus d’Arbeloff Gift MIT Internal Funding Story Line Introduction Athena Environment Student Computing MIT Infrastructure Student Expectations Use of Technology in Teaching Ed Technology Initiatives Proposal Next Steps

35 The Resources MIT / Singapore MIT / Cambridge University, UK MIT / Microsoft I-Campus d’Arbeloff Gift MIT Internal Funding Story Line Introduction Athena Environment Student Computing MIT Infrastructure Student Expectations Use of Technology in Teaching Ed Technology Initiatives Proposal Next Steps

36 From Ideas to Reality Studio Physics: The Re-Birth of Wonder Project VIEW: Communicating around Campus Solving Complex Problems: Mission 2004 FLUIDS: A School-Wide Modular Program Factories and Laboratories: A New Undergraduate Seminar Classroom Communicator: Increasing Classroom Interaction Story Line Introduction Athena Environment Student Computing MIT Infrastructure Student Expectations Use of Technology in Teaching Ed Technology Initiatives Proposal Next Steps

37 Engagement Across the Campus Students – Classroom Communicator “Raising your hand... virtually!” Faculty – Technology-Enabled Active Learning (TEAL) “Selling your chalk stock?” – Physics Interactive Video Tutor (PIVoT) Alumni – Life Long Learning: Keeping our alumni engaged with perpetual learning and involvement (i.e. Mission 2004) Staff – Learn and apply new skills – Work across traditional departmental boundaries Story Line Introduction Athena Environment Student Computing MIT Infrastructure Student Expectations Use of Technology in Teaching Ed Technology Initiatives Proposal Next Steps

38 Latest Call for Proposals Continued interest in new ways to create excitement about the first-year educational experience. New areas of interest are: – Educational impact of wireless and portable computing – New educational initiatives that include alumni as participants – Projects that investigate increased flexibility for learning experiences on and off campus New support model will be needed – Is this the next generation of Athena, or a brand new family? Story Line Introduction Athena Environment Student Computing MIT Infrastructure Student Expectations Use of Technology in Teaching Ed Technology Initiatives Proposal Next Steps

39 Story Line Introduction Athena Environment Student Computing MIT Infrastructure Student Expectations Use of Technology in Teaching Ed Technology Initiatives Proposal Next Steps Leveraging existing technology proclivities among the MIT students Preserve the functionally valuable attributes the Athena Craft a series of experiments to evaluate the characteristics of a mobile student computing environment Goal: transformation of educational technology in mature computing environment

40 Dimensions of Study Story Line Introduction Athena Environment Student Computing MIT Infrastructure Student Expectations Use of Technology in Teaching Ed Technology Initiatives Proposal Next Steps Academic Value Social/Cultural Hardware Software Support

41 Dimensions of Study Story Line Introduction Athena Environment Student Computing MIT Infrastructure Student Expectations Use of Technology in Teaching Ed Technology Initiatives Proposal Next Steps Infrastructure Security Business Finance

42 Test Cohorts Story Line Introduction Athena Environment Student Computing MIT Infrastructure Student Expectations Use of Technology in Teaching Ed Technology Initiatives Proposal Next Steps Convergence of academic program and independent living groups (ILG’s)  Student cohorts engaged in an academic program provided by a specific course or department  Student cohorts engaged in single shared class (e.g., course 6.001)  Student cohorts derived from a shared living environment (e.g., drawn from the same residence setting)

43 Givens Story Line Introduction Athena Environment Student Computing MIT Infrastructure Student Expectations Use of Technology in Teaching Ed Technology Initiatives Proposal Next Steps Multi platform (Intel, Mac) Multi OS (Linux, W2K, MacOS X) Common File System Central+Distributed AFS + MITster or Apache local web server Secure Kerberized/Certificate-based environment

44 Thank You Tune in Next Year for the Results !

45 URLs for Reference Academic Computing Practice (ACP) Project I-Campus Latest Call for First-Year Proposals Educational Media Creation Center (EMCC) Center for Advanced Educational Studies Story Line Introduction Athena Environment Student Computing MIT Infrastructure Student Expectations Use of Technology in Teaching Ed Technology Initiatives Proposal Next Steps The End


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