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  • unobtrusive – doesn’t get in the way, don’t have to know it’s therepervasive – not just everywhere, but in every context and with conte
  • Learning Environments

    1. 1. Task Force on Instructional Technology<br />Technology Environmentfor Teaching and Learning<br />Carl Harris, Jeff Crowder<br />
    2. 2. Oxygen Principle<br />2<br />In the future, computing will be human-centered... available everywhere, like batteries and power sockets, or oxygen in the air we breathe. It will enter the human world, handling our goals and needs and helping us to do more while doing less.<br />-- MIT Project Oxygenhttp://www.oxygen.lcs.mit.edu/Overview.html<br />
    3. 3. The Network as a fabric for...<br />Communication<br />Collaboration<br />Immersion<br />3<br />
    4. 4. Desirable Attributes<br />Technology infrastructure should be...<br />Unobtrusive<br />Pervasive<br />Extensible... a platform for innovation<br />Context-Aware<br />4<br />
    5. 5. Major Initiatives<br />Wireless/mobile improvements<br />Unified communications system<br />Application platform virtualization<br />5<br />
    6. 6. Wireless Outlook<br />Coverage and capacity improvements<br />More bars, more places<br />Distributed antenna system for mobile carriers<br />Campus wireless technology upgrades for better experience in large lecture halls<br />6<br />
    7. 7. Wireless Outlook<br />Improved wireless network on-boarding and off-boarding<br />Seamless transition from mobile carrier networks to campus network<br />Unobtrusive access control<br />7<br />
    8. 8. Unified Communications<br />Integrating different modes of communication over the network<br />audio<br />video<br />text, images, shared documents/tools, etc.<br />8<br />Allowing us to derive new and useful ways of collaborating...<br />
    9. 9. Collaboration with...<br />any combination of participants located anywhere<br />multiple mediums for interaction<br />minimal administrative or technology overhead<br />any combination of devices<br />9<br />
    10. 10. Platform Virtualization<br />Enable innovative application development by reducing cost of entry<br />Minimal out of pocket expense<br />Offload administrative overhead<br />Share hardware resources and other infrastructure<br />10<br />
    11. 11. "Who will pave my information super-driveway?"<br />- Zigurd Mednieks in Telirati Newsletter #31, 12 Oct 1998.<br />
    12. 12. Federal Broadband Technologies Opportunities Program<br />Expanding Virginia Open Access Fiber<br />

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