[AG-TECH] distance learning
Jennifer Teig von Hoffman
jtvh at bu.edu
Mon Apr 5 15:25:58 CDT 2004
I'm sure people will have *tons* of info for you on this!
One course I'm aware of (as a success story) is the joint HPC course
Roger Edberg presented about at the 2002 AG Retreat. For a link to his
slides and paper, go to:
And either scroll down about 1/3 of the page, or just search for "Edberg".
Also, Leslie Southern wrote up an excellent report about AG use in
distance ed training workshops held by PACS Training a couple years ago.
But for the life of me I can't find the link to her paper (it was from
a CUG users group, I seem to recall). Does anybody out there have the link?
Ron Crummett wrote:
> Hello -
> I have a question regarding the use of AccessGrid for distance
> learning. We are looking for success or horror stories of people who
> have tried it.
> I am working on a project right now for University of Idaho
> Aquaculture Center located in southern Idaho. The researchers at the
> Aquaculture Center have grants to provide "distance learning" classes
> to several native American tribe reservations located throughout the
> Pacific Northwest and are looking at AccessGrid as a possible means
> of accomplishing this goal. They have other more traditional
> collaborative uses but this one brings in the grant money.
> The Aquaculture Center will have a DS-3 to Internet 2 with multicast
> connectivity, so connecting to AccessGrid shouldn't be an issue for
> them. I am assuming unicast connectivity over the regular internet
> from the various reservations, so they will have to connect over a
> quickbridge or VRVS. I am planning on configuring the main node to
> also act as a bridge server, thereby allowing these "remote" sites to
> connect in.
> Now, the big question on the whole thing is this: is this a valid
> use of AccessGrid? I'll be honest in saying that it seems like a
> great idea to me, but at the same time I don't want any surprises.
> Thanks for the help and I look forward to hearing your responses. We
> are looking at a very large investment and don't want to lead them
> down the wrong path.
> -Ron Crummett
> Satisfying all your Ron Crummett needs since 1978
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