Spring 2011 Internet2 Member Meeting

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Distance Learning and Research on Cloud Nine

Time 04/18/11 03:00PM-04:00PM

Session Abstract

Visimeet, IOCOM's latest version of its award winning collaboration software, has moved to the cloud. IOCOM has partnered with JANET: The UK's Education and Research Network to deploy Visimeet servers on the JANET network and to co-market and support Distance Learning and Research Collaboration services for its educational members. The agreement between IOCOM and JANET allows the higher education community to take advantage of a fully managed service on a world-class network without the typical high cost. The software as a service model enhances distance learning as it allows students to connect for free and easily see classroom content. The classroom can deliver high quality (up to HD) video of the lecturer as well as the students simultaneously. Multiple high resolution data, from presentations to 3-D modeling images, can be included. With the Visimeet software, it is easy to connect with guest lecturers further enhancing the course content. Distributed research projects across the UK utilize this service to work in real-time, with crystal clear audio and video. They are able to analyze data results

Speakers

Speaker Jim Miller IOCOM

Speaker Paul Bonnett Janet

Secondary tracks The Future: What's Next for the Net?

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