1st International BELIEF II – 6CHOICE
                  Symposium on Distance Learning
                     Delhi, 28–29 J...
Content
   • The Challenge: world-wide data and knowledge explosion
   • The Challenge: we need more scientists and engine...
Data Challenges Today

                                                  “The amount of scientific data is doubling
      ...
Our knowledge doubles every 12 months !




    Genbank doubles every 12 months


                                        ...
Cyberinfrastructure Vision for the
               21st Century Discovery
       New cultural community that supports peer ...
Emerging IT is reshaping education
           Economic & technological shifts change education dramatically
           IT ...
Today’s Education Challenges
       Information & knowledge is growing exponentially
       Teaching methods and materials...
However: Many Governments Cut Education Budgets




                                EDU
                                CA...
On the other hand: We have e-Infrastructures

           This is a Grid =>




                                           ...
Example of an e-Infrastructure:
   Distributed European Infrastructure for
   Supercomputing Applications - DEISA




e-Sc...
DEISA Project Partners




           DEISA1: May 1st, 2004 – April 30th, 2008
           DEISA2: May 1st, 2008 – April 30...
DEISA, Vision, Mission, Strategy
   Vision:
       Establish persistent European HPC ecosystem integrating national
      ...
DEISA Infrastructure
          CINECA user
                             based on UNICORE Grid Middleware
                 ...
Distance Learning on e-Infrastructures
  Distance Learning...                            ...on e-Infrastructures
  •   Ind...
e-School Prototype
   A Virtual Laboratory based on an e-Infrastructure and a distributed
         digital repository for ...
Our Vision: e-School Science Collaboratory
                  for a better learning experience

           Inter-active lea...
Imagine: Scientific computing on powerful
         small and affordable end-user devices
                   Carry-along PC...
Examples of e-School Simulations
                      Weather & Climate
                      Modeling
                  ...
The e-School solution architecture
                                       Student and
                  Application
      ...
e-Infrastructure for distance learning




e-School
                     BELIEF-6Choice Delhi Jan 29 2009   Wolfgang Gentz...
e-School Prototype Website
                http://eschool.gridwisetech.pl




e-School
                BELIEF-6Choice Delh...
e-School: Your personal workspace




e-School
                  BELIEF-6Choice Delhi Jan 29 2009   Wolfgang Gentzsch
Example: interactive real-time fluid flow




              Collaboratorium




e-School
                       BELIEF-6Ch...
Summary
 Distance Learning 2.0 = Web 2.0 + Science Applications + e-Infrastructure


                                     ...
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                 Delhi, 28–29 January 2...
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  1. 1. 1st International BELIEF II – 6CHOICE Symposium on Distance Learning Delhi, 28–29 January 2009 The Dawn of Distance Learning on e-Infrastructures or Distance Learning 2.0 Wolfgang Gentzsch The DEISA Project Open Grid Forum e-School e-School BELIEF-6Choice Delhi Jan 29 2009 Wolfgang Gentzsch
  2. 2. Content • The Challenge: world-wide data and knowledge explosion • The Challenge: we need more scientists and engineers, but students are not interested • The Challenge: schools and teachers are not prepared • The Solution: new ways of teaching and learning for our digital natives • The Technology: e-Infrastructures for enriched learning • The Didactics: working with didactic and pedagogic experts • The Prototype: e-School, interactive science laboratory, the digital sand-box for life-long learning e-School BELIEF-6Choice Delhi Jan 29 2009 Wolfgang Gentzsch
  3. 3. Data Challenges Today “The amount of scientific data is doubling every year, and mining, analysis, knowledge and reproduction is becoming very complex.” A.Szalay & J.Gray: Science in an exponential world. In: Nature, Vol 440, 23 March 2006. This trend is likely to continue: - Moore, Gilder, Metcalf Laws continue - In 3-5 years: 10-fold more processing, . storage, and also network bandwidth - This will result in 10 times more data Copy: Aple iPod Ad from - Science is scaling up (e.g. LHC) and Sueddeutsche Magazine June 2 2006 . scaling out (commodity technologies) e-School BELIEF-6Choice Delhi Jan 29 2009 Wolfgang Gentzsch
  4. 4. Our knowledge doubles every 12 months ! Genbank doubles every 12 months But Education doesn’t keep pace !!! e-School BELIEF-6Choice Delhi Jan 29 2009 Wolfgang Gentzsch
  5. 5. Cyberinfrastructure Vision for the 21st Century Discovery New cultural community that supports peer collaboration and new modes of education, based upon - broad and open access to leadership computing; - data and information resources; - online instruments and observatories; and - visualization and collaboration services. CI enables distributed knowledge communities that collaborate and communicate across disciplines, distances and cultures. Research and education communities beyond traditional brick-and- mortar facilities, becoming virtual organizations that transcend geographic and institutional boundaries. Dr. Arden L. Bement, Jr. Director of the National Science Foundation, in March 2007 e-School BELIEF-6Choice Delhi Jan 29 2009 Wolfgang Gentzsch
  6. 6. Emerging IT is reshaping education Economic & technological shifts change education dramatically IT is becoming the foundation of knowledge and skills Changes in the characteristics and behaviors of learners “Competitive advantage for a region is now built on the skills of its workforce as opposed to its geography, trade laws, patents, and natural resources.” “The workers of the 21st century must have skills in science, math, and information technologies, creativity, and the ability to solve complex problems.” C.Dede, S.Corte, R.Nelson, G.Valdes, D.Ward, 2005 Transforming Learning for the 21st Century: An Economic Imperative “States must foster, support, and enhance online learning for all students and develop 21st century citizens with the capacity for lifelong learning and productivity! John Watson et all, 2005 Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning e-School BELIEF-6Choice Delhi Jan 29 2009 Wolfgang Gentzsch
  7. 7. Today’s Education Challenges Information & knowledge is growing exponentially Teaching methods and materials do not keep pace Learning today is too passive and static, life is highly active and dynamic I’ve tried to tell Bill Students become de-motivated and lack creativity he’s overloading himself with too e-Learning environments are scratching the surface much information We need 100Ks of We have to focus new jobs in science on K-12 students and engineering and their teachers e-School BELIEF-6Choice Delhi Jan 29 2009 Wolfgang Gentzsch
  8. 8. However: Many Governments Cut Education Budgets EDU CAT ION Copy from Mittelbayerische “Broaden the foundation? Much too expensive!” Newspaper June3 2006 e-School BELIEF-6Choice Delhi Jan 29 2009 Wolfgang Gentzsch
  9. 9. On the other hand: We have e-Infrastructures This is a Grid => <= and this is a Grid Architecture e-School BELIEF-6Choice Delhi Jan 29 2009 Wolfgang Gentzsch
  10. 10. Example of an e-Infrastructure: Distributed European Infrastructure for Supercomputing Applications - DEISA e-School BELIEF-6Choice Delhi Jan 29 2009 Wolfgang Gentzsch
  11. 11. DEISA Project Partners DEISA1: May 1st, 2004 – April 30th, 2008 DEISA2: May 1st, 2008 – April 30th, 2011 e-School BELIEF-6Choice Delhi Jan 29 2009 Wolfgang Gentzsch
  12. 12. DEISA, Vision, Mission, Strategy Vision: Establish persistent European HPC ecosystem integrating national Tier-1 (Tflop/s) and Tier-0 (Pflop/s) centres. Mission: Enhance Europe’s capability in computing and science by integrating supercomputers into European HPC e-infrastructure. Build European Supercomputing Service on top of existing national services, based on the deployment and operation of a persistent, production quality, distributed supercomputing environment with continental scope. Strategy: Consolidate the existing DEISA1 HPC infrastructure and services. Deliver a turnkey operational solution for the future persistent European HPC ecosystem. e-School BELIEF-6Choice Delhi Jan 29 2009 Wolfgang Gentzsch
  13. 13. DEISA Infrastructure CINECA user based on UNICORE Grid Middleware Gateway job Gateway Gateway job Gateway IDRIS Gateway Gateway FZJ HLRS Gateway ECMWF HPCX CSC LRZ NJS Gateway IDRIS IBM P6 LRZ user Gateway CINECA NJS NJS RZG FZJ IBM HLRS NEC SX8 IDB UUDB Gateway Gateway BSC IDB UUDB IDB UUDB SARA NJS ECMWF IBM P5 NJS AIX LL-MC HPCX Cray XT4 IDB UUDB Super-UX AIX NQS II IDB UUDB LL-MC P FT G rid AIX LL UNICOS/lc NJS PBS Pro NJS CSC Cray XT4/5 LRZ SGI ALTIX IDB UUDB UNICOS/lc PBS Pro IDB UUDB LINUX PBS Pro NJS CINECA IBM P5 AIX LL-MC AIX IDB UUDB LL-MC LINUX LINUX NJS Maui/Slurm LL RZG IBM NJS NJS IDB UUDB BSC IBM PPC SARA IBM e-School BELIEF-6Choice Delhi Jan 29 2009 Wolfgang Gentzsch IDB UUDB IDB UUDB
  14. 14. Distance Learning on e-Infrastructures Distance Learning... ...on e-Infrastructures • Independent of time and space • Independent of time and space • Self-paced learning • Self-paced learning • Teacher-independent learning • Teacher-independent learning • Deductive science education • Inquiry-based science education • Mostly single-learner envirnmt. • Allows for collaborating groups • Linear inter-reactivity, at best • Fully nonlinear interactivity • Mostly static and repetitive • Highly dynamic and nonlinear • Allows for complex simulations, => Improved (but similar to) data processing, and visualization class-room learning • Brings creativity, motivation and commitment to the students and to the teachers => Paradigm Shift e-School BELIEF-6Choice Delhi Jan 29 2009 Wolfgang Gentzsch
  15. 15. e-School Prototype A Virtual Laboratory based on an e-Infrastructure and a distributed digital repository for science and engineering applications for students and educators Bridging the Chasm between Education and Science e-School BELIEF-6Choice Delhi Jan 29 2009 Wolfgang Gentzsch
  16. 16. Our Vision: e-School Science Collaboratory for a better learning experience Inter-active learning tools for creative students (edutainment)… …same tools engineers & scientists are using in the 21st century Edu portal provides seamless access to virtual laboratory 100s of real-world computer simulations available for all ages On dynamic, shared, remote resources, at your finger tip e-School: empowering education - Learning by doing - e-School BELIEF-6Choice Delhi Jan 29 2009 Wolfgang Gentzsch
  17. 17. Imagine: Scientific computing on powerful small and affordable end-user devices Carry-along PCs (CAPS) , Ultra-Mobile PCs (UMPC) Fujitsu UMPC CAPC, from Samsung, South Korea OLPC from MIT CAPC from HTC T83 Tablet from Asus, Taiwan, demoed at CeBit 2007 Asus R2H e-School BELIEF-6Choice Delhi Jan 29 2009 Wolfgang Gentzsch
  18. 18. Examples of e-School Simulations Weather & Climate Modeling Mechanical Modeling Genomics Aero & Fluid Mechanics Bioinformatics Aircraft Biotechnology Design Circuit Simulation Virtual Reality Financial Analysis Statistical Modeling e-School BELIEF-6Choice Delhi Jan 29 2009 Wolfgang Gentzsch
  19. 19. The e-School solution architecture Student and Application Educator Portal Application Reduced Reduced Parameters Parameters Online Virtual Workspace Collaboratory Bookstore Classroom Specific Specific Middle- Middle- Ware Ware Specific e-School Services Standards Standards Standards Standards Standards Standards Grid Middleware and Grid Services e-School Grid & Cloud Resources BELIEF-6Choice Delhi Jan 29 2009 Wolfgang Gentzsch
  20. 20. e-Infrastructure for distance learning e-School BELIEF-6Choice Delhi Jan 29 2009 Wolfgang Gentzsch
  21. 21. e-School Prototype Website http://eschool.gridwisetech.pl e-School BELIEF-6Choice Delhi Jan 29 2009 Wolfgang Gentzsch
  22. 22. e-School: Your personal workspace e-School BELIEF-6Choice Delhi Jan 29 2009 Wolfgang Gentzsch
  23. 23. Example: interactive real-time fluid flow Collaboratorium e-School BELIEF-6Choice Delhi Jan 29 2009 Wolfgang Gentzsch
  24. 24. Summary Distance Learning 2.0 = Web 2.0 + Science Applications + e-Infrastructure e-School Portal Students e-Infrastructure Standard protocols Win LX Science Applications Mac UX ‘Studentification‘ Intranet Clients Engineering Applications Teachers e-School Workspace e-School Library Courtesy: NICE EnginFrame e-School BELIEF-6Choice Delhi Jan 29 2009 Wolfgang Gentzsch
  25. 25. 1st International BELIEF II – 6CHOICE Symposium on Distance Learning Delhi, 28–29 January 2009 Thank You !! Wolfgang Gentzsch gentzsch at rzg.mpg.de e-School BELIEF-6Choice Delhi Jan 29 2009 Wolfgang Gentzsch
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