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Susan Lancaster Kentucky


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Jennifer and Susan will announce the recent partnership between the Kentucky Regional Optical Network (KyRON), a statewide network sponsored by the Council on Postsecondary Education, the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville and MAGPI to offer state-wide applications support and development on use of advanced networks. We'll discuss respective roles and responsibilities in this collaborative as well as timeframe for Kentucky driven content opportunities. Dr. Lancaster will also provide a brief update on the status of KyRON connectivity to schools and anticipated program offerings coming soon including programs around the 2010 Equine Games and more.

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Susan Lancaster Kentucky

  1. 1. Kentucky/MAGPI Partnership and Kentucky SEGP Update Dr. Susan Lancaster,Applications Coordinator, Council on Post-Secondary Ed Jennifer Oxenford, Associate Director, MAGPI
  2. 2. MAGPI Applications-Only Support Model <ul><li>Started with select IUs in Western PA who obtained connectivity through other RONs (3ROX) </li></ul><ul><li>Expanded to include statewide apps-only support with Kentucky </li></ul><ul><li>New models to include support for public, cultural communities and other states or regions as interest arises </li></ul>
  3. 3. MAGPI/KY Apps Only Support Agreement <ul><li>18 month contract and executed MoA </li></ul><ul><li>Goal to build a robust Kentucky Internet2 P20 Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Value to both KY and MAGPI for content partnerships and collaboration </li></ul>
  4. 4. MAGPI/KY Apps-Only Model <ul><li>MAGPI’s Roles and Responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Train a KY based MAGPI liaison staff person </li></ul><ul><li>Provide on-site training for staff person </li></ul><ul><li>Open access to all MAGPI-sponsored programs and K20 support efforts for KY schools </li></ul><ul><li>Support/coordinate Internet2 awareness events </li></ul><ul><li>Assist with marketing/pr/outreach and ongoing education efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Support for research and international collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Train and consult on content provider model toward development of original Kentucky programming </li></ul>
  5. 5. Benefits for All <ul><li>Content sharing and increased collaboration opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Additional trained applications specialists in other regions </li></ul><ul><li>Tap into local content provider communities </li></ul><ul><li>Increased value of networks to K20 communities </li></ul>
  6. 6. Internet2 Network Internet2 Network Optical Switching Node Level3 Regen Site Internet2 Redundant Drop/Add Site ESnet Drop/Add Site
  7. 7. KPEN Map http://
  8. 8. http:// /
  9. 10. Kentucky Postsecondary Members February 7, 2007 EKU NKU
  10. 11. Southern Skies A Digital Science Partnership for Remote and Robotic Astronomy <ul><li>Telescopes in Australia and Kentucky </li></ul><ul><li>Linked by Internet2 </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on discovery and exploration </li></ul><ul><li>Formal classes and informal education </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>Mt. Kent Observatory near Toowoomba, about 100 kilometers southwest of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia </li></ul><ul><li>Moore Observatory, 20 kilometers northeast of Louisville, Kentucky </li></ul>Southern Skies http://
  12. 13. We’re learning to fly on Mars. What are you learning? University of Kentucky Big Blue Initiative http:// /
  13. 14. <ul><li>The BIG BLUE experience includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>design, development, testing, flight and data analysis of a complex aerospace prototype experiment to gain knowledge of multidisciplinary teamwork and systems engineering; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a challenging, state-of-the-art experience including multiple contacts with NASA and industry researchers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>impacting other students (K-12, undergraduate, and graduate) and the general public through various outreach efforts including documentary videos </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Slide courtesy of Patsy Carruthers, MA Ed. </li></ul><ul><li>Sr. Program Mgr, AV/DL Networks TASC, University of Kentucky </li></ul>
  14. 15. 2010 World Equestrian Games September 25—October 10, 2010 Kentucky Horse Park Lexington, Kentucky
  15. 16. Potential Kentucky Content Partners The Louisville Zoo Kentucky Center for School Safety Kentucky Horse Park and Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010 TM
  16. 17. <ul><li>What does Internet2 mean to education in Kentucky? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Kentucky’s Internet2 Initiative has been recognized as the “Most Innovative Use of Technology in Education” at the Commonwealth Office of Technology’s (COT) annual Kentucky Digital Summit. Kentucky’s Internet2 Initiative is a collaboration of numerous organizations. The partners include: the Council on Postsecondary Education, (Kentucky’s public colleges and universities) the Commonwealth Office of Technology, Kentucky Education Cabinet, the Kentucky Department of Education (K-12 school districts), Educational Professional Standards Board, ConnectKentucky, the Center for Rural Development, Windstream, and AT&T. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>To meet the growing demands for networked information in teaching and learning, the Kentucky Regional Optical Network (KyRON ) was developed in April 2007 to connect Kentucky to one of the 26 nodes in the U.S. for the new Internet2 national backbone. KyRON is the next generation network that brings advanced networking resources into Kentucky classrooms or wherever teaching, learning and research occur. In Kentucky, the University of Louisville and University of Kentucky are existing members of Internet2 and have access to the Internet2 backbone. Kentucky joined in 2005 as the 34th state in Internet2’s Sponsored Education Group Participants (SEGP) program under the sponsorship of the University of Kentucky. This opened Internet2 access to public colleges and universities, K-12 schools and state agencies and departments within the Kentucky Education Cabinet. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Kentucky’s Internet2 can enhance and expand instruction and research in Kentucky’s education system including a K-20 interactive collaboration, resource-sharing, remote instrumentation, digital libraries and enhancements to the performing arts. “The Kentucky Education Network breaks down the physical and political boundaries between secondary, postsecondary and adult education and allows for sharing of rich content and resources throughout the P-20 system,” said Al Lind, vice president for information and technology at the Council on Postsecondary Education. “In tight budget times, this type of resource-sharing and innovation is vital to ensure we keep moving forward.” </li></ul>
  17. 18. Contact Information For Additional information on the Web: For additional information Email: [email_address] Susan A. Lancaster, Ed. D. Council on Postsecondary Education