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1 1 Developing Global Applications Through High Performance Network Infrastructure Greg Palmer, Director, MAGPI International Task Force September 27, 2004

2 2 A Global K12 Project Kim Breuninger, Chester County IU Scott Bryan, St. Clair County RESA (remote) Dr. Robert Dixon, OARnet, OSU Mike Maison, St. Clair County RESA (remote) Jennifer MacDougall, MAGPI/UPENN Kathy Kraemer, TIES Sue Rutkofske, St. Clair County RESA (remote) Jonathon Tyman, Internet 2 Students from around the World Fall Internet2 Member Meeting Monday September 27, 2004

3 3 MAGPI An Internet2 GigaPoP that serves New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, and Delaware Approximately 1.5 M students and faculty are connected through MAGPI Approximately $1.2B of funded research traffic flows MAGPI and Internet2 from this region

4 4 03/19/03 1 National Digital Mammography Archive (NDMA) Images courtesy of: Dr. Robert Hollebeek, NCSA University of Toronto University of Pennsylvania University of North Carolina University of Chicago Oakridge National Laboratory

5 5 Tele-Immersion 3-Dimensional Video

6 6 K12 Creativity Although the technical skills are generally not as strong as in higher education, the ability to accept technology as part of the educational process is much more pronounced.

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8 8 DE NY J&J Pharm’s Pennsylvania

9 9 Call For Participation Megaconference Mailing List Internet2 International Mailing Lists Internet2 K20 Mailing List Pacific Bell K12 Video List Flyer Distribution at National Conferences –CoSM – Consortium of School Members

10 10 Infrastructure Requirements Must have at least 768 Kbps access to I2 or a national network that peers with I2 H.323 Video capability Must test successfully with the Internet2 Commons

11 11 May 6, countries and 29 states participated China, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Canada, Singapore, and the United States Virginia, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Maine, Minnesota, Rhode Island, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Florida, Texas, New Jersey, Indiana, New York, Wisconsin, Missouri, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Washington, Nebraska, Iowa, Arkansas, North Dakota, Georgia, Illinois, Alaska Over 3, 000 viewers “I learned more in that one day about cultural similarities and differences, international music, videoconferencing production, teamwork and the potential of Internet2 than I ever imagined.”

12 12 Infrastructure Issues Limited connectivity to grade schools in many countries Many students were required to travel to a connected site AARNet, CERNET, CANet4, RedIris, SingAren, Internet2, were very helpful.

13 13 Three Objectives To improve the understanding of high speed networks, videoconferencing, and international protocols by faculty and students To enable student communication with others around the world and increase cultural awareness To build sustainable collaborative partnerships “My students (9-12 grade geography) were overwhelmingly impressed with the concept of video teleconferencing. I received many comments regarding their amazement at talking in real time to people all over the world.”

14 14 Objective 1: Understanding the potential of technology The most beneficial result was an increase in knowledge of videoconferencing Students reacted better to the camera and screen than their teachers There was a significant understanding of the benefits of high speed networks

15 15 Objective 2: Student cultural awareness The students knowledge of other cultures increased a moderate to significant amount. The majority of students enjoyed the cultural and information exchange The majority of faculty felt that the student’s knowledge of geography increased a moderate to significant amount So cool! Are they really in Australia?

16 16 Objective 3: Building Relationships 72% indicated they wanted to form a collaborative project (16% already have!) MyK20 website expanded to fit the needs of k-12 education –World Language Collaborative Exchange (Pennsylvania, Spain) –Elementary Ecology/Birds of Prey Project (Rhode Island, Pennsylvania) –Discovering our Global Voice. Connecting via video with students domestically and abroad (North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Belgium) –What's in a Name - (Michigan, Canada)

17 17 Benefits resulting from international peering Would not have been possible over the standard Internet or ISDN International teamwork, new friendships between the schools The demonstrated ability to do worldwide networking Students and teachers learned how to use video technology in the classroom “There are not enough words in the world to properly thank you for this awesome day and the wonderful gift you have given our children lives -now and in the future. My sincerest thanks for all you have poured into this professionally and personally.”

18 18 The Video

19 19 Conclusion These children are the doctors, lawyers, scientists, poets, artists, architects, and politicians of tomorrow. For most of them, their view of the world will be formed by the age of 17 “Of course, none of us can truly realize yet how great the accomplishment has been and how far the waves will travel in affecting education and whole world communication - exciting and scary.”

20 20 Conclusion (continued) Some of these children will never leave their village, town, or state. It is important that their views are not based on news media descriptions, but rather, personal experience. To accomplish this, we must extend the infrastructure to include all students, of every age.

21 21 Megaconference Jr May 5th See you there!


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