2003 UNC Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference
March 2729, Greensboro, NC

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Access Grid: Reaching the World

Huskamp, Sandra         (252) 328-1121
      Interim Director
      Center for Interdisciplinary Instructional Technology Research
      East Carolina University
First co-presenter: Creasey, Wendy    
Organization: East Carolina University
Second co-presenter: Farris, Jennifer    
Organization: East Carolina University

Abstract (up to 200 words):
ECU’s Access Grid (AG), an advanced videoconferencing system, offers compelling collaborative sessions and teaching and learning experiences for faculty, students, and administrators by connecting them to other domestic and international higher education institutions, supercomputing centers, and science and engineering laboratories in “persistent electronic spaces”. ECU faculty and students can link up with other instructors, researchers, and learners worldwide through participation in enriching educational events to share research developments and methods, joint-teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses, and host special educational seminars. Students can exchange ideas and join dynamic discussions while learning to effectively interact with their peers in a virtual environment. Administrators can schedule large-scale distributed meetings with colleagues worldwide, using the Access Grid to update teams on the status of collaborative projects while sharing and gathering valuable information needed to implement “next steps”. The Access Grid, developed by Argonne National Laboratory, a U.S. Department of Energy lab operated by the University of Chicago, uses Internet2 network applications and technologies designed for the national research community.

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Session type:
Short presentation (20 minutes)

Time slots:
C3 - Th 4:00 - 4:45

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