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Building eCampus solutions



The national eCampus program is working on an e-learning infrastructure with simple and good ICT tools for teaching, support for research and ubiquitous access to learning. Practical tools for lecture ...

The national eCampus program is working on an e-learning infrastructure with simple and good ICT tools for teaching, support for research and ubiquitous access to learning. Practical tools for lecture capture, web meetings, file sharing, video conferences and podcast is a starting point for revamping the ICT architecture in this field.



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  • Target audiences: whywe do not worryabout laggards or toomuchabouttheinnovators (learn from theyellow, forgetaboutthe red
  • What are the criteria for selecting what we do in the first phase?
  • I wish this part was solved
  • First of the three: meeting online, education and sharing.
  • ICTarchitecture: theindividualvstheinstitutionalperspective, examplified by a lecturecapture system
  • Some examples of sharing services and info

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  • eCampus: Building eCampus solutions
    NORDUnet2011, Reykjavik, 2011-06-07
    Ingrid Melve, CTO, UNINETT
  • UNINETT on campus
    • GigaCampus and @campus coordinates Internet campus infrastructure
    • Campus Best Practice documents
    • Working groups (open)
    • “We need better support for research and education”
    • Fix video conferencing
    • What about mobile devices? eduroam and then…
    • How to share: lecture capture, open access, groups
    • ICT architecture need more effort
    • Our community’s cloud service requirements?
    • How do we integrate research tools?
    • The meaning of interoperable
  • The eCampus program
    eCampus as a collaborative effort on technology and infrastructure for education and research
    Motivating factors
    Increasing student population
    Standardizing degrees and quality control
    Reorganizing higher education (SAK): Collaboration, division of labor, concentration
    Best practice for use of technology
    Program period 2011-2015
  • eCampus goals
    Improving research, education and information dissemination by sensible use of technology
    Working groups
    Best practice for using technology
    For universities, coordinated by UNINETT
    The first areas:
    Mobileuse: into your pocket
    Lecture capture: crossing boundaries of time, space and access
    Video conferencing and web meetings: crossing space and institutional borders
  • Technology deployment
  • Selecting services
    Solveseveryday problems
    Sharing large files, sharingworkspace, meeting over distances
    Simple to use, userfriendly
    Federated login
    Integrated ICT architecture
  • ICT architecture for higher education and research
    Campus Best Practicesdocuments
    Integratinglocal and nationallevel
    Key components:
    Identity: Federated login, attributes
    Phone system: SIP infrastructure
    Transportable data: APIs, apps, cloud?
    Opennetwork: Wifi/eduroam, anycast, lambdas
  • Meeting online
    Web meetings
    Video conference
    What rooms exist
    Guidelines and Campus Best Practice
  • Web meetings(all you need is a browser)
    Web meetings: shared workspace, audio, video, notes and chat
    Working group analyze situation and test solutions
    Interim solution operational(Oct 2010 – June 2012)
    AdobeConnect run by NORDUnet: federated login and good sound quality
    Traditional meetings
    Teaching classes
    Collaboration: projects, study groups
  • conference.uninett.noPhone conference to the people
    MCU booking to be added this summer
  • Education (online and blended)
    Lecture capture working group
    Share experiences
    How do we capture 5-40% lectures?
    Testing solutions
    Lecture capture depot
    Mix of solutions, goes live 15.6
    Testing shared streaming server
    Web meetings and video conference
    (IP-TV testing)
  • Sharing
    Good examples, shared on blog
    Guidelines on podcast and lecture capture
    DelRett: Legal advice on IPR (by Norgesuniversitetet)
    Scenarios and cost/benefit, summer 2011
    Requirements for AV equipment: UFS116, UFS119, UFS120
    CloudStor: Sharing files too big for email
  • CloudStor service(when email is not enough, the file is big)
  • Key eCampus points
    Simple tools
    Web meetings, cloudstor, video
    Support research workflow
    Audio files, collaboration, sharing
    Flexible access
    Online education, eduroam
    Publish or perish, open access, cost
  • Getting involved
    Informationabout eCampus services and activities
    Interviewswithuniversities and colleges abouttheirprojects and opinions
    The program: