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1 The Global Learning Space Extension to Latvia

2 Agenda Gunnar Landgren, prorector (5 min) –Welcome –Research and education links between KTH and universities in the Baltic states Anders Comstedt, CEO of Stokab (5 min) –The fiber cable in the light of the Stockholm regional development agreement –Probono capacity for research and education Kurt Lundgren (15 min) –Sweden Silicon Valley Link –Wallenberg Global Learning Network –Distributed courses: Communication Systems Design (CSD) Global Entrepreneurial Leadership (GEL) –The Latvia-Sweden-Link Brad Johanson, the iSpace security project in the CSD course (3 min) Oscar Falkman: BalticOpen.net, also a project in the CSD course (10 min) Mike Cao: the GEL course (2 min) Questions, discussion, demos (10 min) –including the exisiting link to Ventspils and underwater pictures

3 Gunnar Landgren Welcome Research and education links between KTH and universities in the Baltic states

4 Anders Comstedt, Stokab The new cable in the context of the Regional development agreement between the region of Stockholm and the Swedish Government Pro Bono capacity for Research and Development

5 Sweden Silion Valley Link (SSVL) Political initiative: Swedish campuses abroad Wallenberg foundation sponsoring research Link KTH-Stanford sponsored by Telia Mission: to explore of future of academic life in the light of the emerging global information infrastructure

6 SSVL Results Research cooperation becomes more efficient but no structural change expected Focus on the impact on education and interaction with society –KTH Online, group supporting faculty with pedagogical development, authoring tools and distribution of networked learning material –Globally distributed courses involving external stakeholders –Technology licensing

7 Wallenberg Global Learning Network (WGLN) More universities involved (Uppsala, Karolinska, Karlsruhe, Mannheim) Mission: Research and development of IT- supported frameworks enhancing the learning experience Wallenberg Hall, center at Stanford for research on learning Some 20 projects –Example: The iSpace project –Validation in Distributed courses Global Entrepreneurial Leadership Communication Systems Design

8 Latvia - Sweden Link Research Cooperation Distributed Courses EU FP6 project: EuropeOpen.net –Stockholm, Luleå –Catalonia/Barcelona –Amsterdam –London –Bremen –Riga/Ventspils

9 Brad Johanson the distributed iSpace security project

10 Oscar Falkman: BalticOpen.net The fiber cable Stockholm Gotland Ventspils Nafta Transmission Connection Ventspils Nafta-VeA VeA iSpace RTU and VeA invited to GEL and CSD

11 Mike Cao the Global Enrepreneurial Leadership course

12 Questions, discussion Kurt Lundgren moderator Current link to Ventspils Underwater pictures ……………

13 More Information


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