[AG-TECH] question about potential access grid configuration

Tom Coffin tcoffin at ncsa.uiuc.edu
Mon Jun 30 16:25:18 CDT 2003

Alan Spale from EVL was working on a similar concept
using multiple venues for simultaneous discussions
of seperate groups.

At 02:41 PM 6/30/2003 -0400, Frank Sweetser wrote:
   >We're pondering a somewhat unusual grid setup, and I was wondering if
   >had tried anything like this before, or had any thoughts about it.
   >This setup will be for a class that is that is taught accross three
   >physical locations.  One location has a teacher and students, and the
   >two sites contain only students.  After the teacher is done with the
   >lecture and question and answer section, the students are to split up into
   >three groups, where each group has members at all three locations.
   >Our idea is to have at each site one full room node (projector, full house
   >audio, etc) and one pig for each group.  We would have an AG2 venue
   >with four venues, one for the lecture portion, and one for each of the
   >In operation, everyone would first interact with the room node during the
   >lecture portion.  Then, once it is time to break into groups, all of
the room
   >nodes would mute their outgoing but continue listening, and instead
   >would go to the laptop pigs.  Any files or other resources would be
   >from the class venue, and each group would then go into their group venue.
   >The room nodes would remain in the main class venue and listening so
that the
   >professor could still get the whole classes attention easily.
   >Sound feasible?
   >Frank Sweetser fs at wpi.edu
   >WPI Network Engineer

Tom Coffin .......................... tcoffin at ncsa.uiuc.edu

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