American/French Cross-Cultural Issue Collaboration
Sebastien Dubreil of the University of Notre Dame and Susan Medina of the Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Electronique, Informatique & Radiocommunications de Bordeaux (ENSEIRB) met at a conference a year ago and discussed how great it would be to have their classes engage in a dialogue around cultural issues. After working out the logistics, pairs of students in each class have connected weekly via Internet2 videoconferences over web cameras and Microsoft’s NetMeeting for cross-cultural exploration of their own and others cultural biases. Funding for the Notre Dame portion of this initiative was through an award from the Notre Dame Internet2 Faculty Mini-Grant program. See below for a link to the program.
Video Clip Overview of Project by Professor Sebastien Dubriel
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The Gemini telescopes have been integrated with modern networking technologies to allow remote operations from control rooms at the base facilities in Hilo and La Serena Chile. With the flexibility of “Queue Scheduling” and remote participation, researchers anywhere will be assured the best possible match between observation, instrument and observing conditions. With funding and support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Gemini has succeeded in blazing a new Internet pathway which will provide its globally separated twin telescopes with a reliable data transfer connection able to handle the enormous amounts of scientific information created by Gemini's sophisticated instrumentation. This innovative link was further made possible with the support and technical assistance of Internet2, a university led networking research and development consortium; and AMPATH, a high-performance Internet "gateway" to South American research and educational networks led by Florida International University (FIU) in Miami.
Internet2 Debate: the International Criminal
The University of Vermont and Marist College hosted two champion debate teams in a live, real-time event using Internet2 high-performance networks. The subject of the debate, which took place simultaneously in Burlington, Vermont and Poughkeepsie, New York, was the International Criminal Court.
Distance Learning at LACMA
LACMA offers teachers and students the opportunity to experience and explore the museum's collection of over 100,000 works of art through live, interactive videoconferences and webinars. Classes incorporate images, activities, and inquiry-based teaching methods to engage students in lessons that focus on art and history. Most programs can be adapted for any grade or interest level including elementary, middle and high school students, educators, and community groups. Programs are aligned with the national and California content standards.
Wallenberg Global Learning Network
Harnessing the Power of Information and Communication Technologies to Support Collaboration and Teaching. Information and communication technology (ICT) tools are used to support and disseminate teaching, learning, and research in innovative ways – from laptop videoconferencing with shared whiteboards to courses with globally distributed students to remotely controlled laboratory instrumentation. The Wallenberg Global Learning Network (WGLN) is a program between Stanford University and Swedish institutions that addresses educational challenges in the fields of biology/medicine, computer science/engineering/physics, and humanities using ICT. See how technology transformed teaching and learning in the program and participate in live demonstrations from selected projects. Featuring Dr. Cammy Huang from the Wallenberg Global Learning Network, Stanford.