Higher education faculty, staff and students are challenging teaching and learning paradigms through innovative connections with other colleges, universities, research labs, performing arts centers and an immense array of other resources over advanced networks. Using high definition videoconferencing, professors conduct classes in real-time at multiple locations, or connect to guest lecturers from virtually anywhere in the world. Students and faculty are access and produce dvd-quality streaming video and sharing it through advanced video initiatives. Faculty and staff collaborate with their colleagues across the globe through real-time collaboration technologies. Institutions are developing medical simulations and educational games, virtual worlds and virtual reality opportunities for students at all age levels - - or digitizing their collections so that anyone can access them.
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Nursing students in Loretto, Pennsylvania attend medical Spanish classes taught by faculty members at the University of Puerto Rico, not only practicing their language skills but learning about cultural medicine as well. Astronomy and physics students are remotely controlling telescopes at observatories located thousands of miles away to study distant galaxies. Collegiate actors and theatrical arts professors collaborate with their colleagues at universities across the country and stage a live, distributed performance at multiple campuses.
MAGPI and NJVid – A Higher Education Video Collaboration
Building a Statewide Academic Video-on-Demand Repository
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded a 3-year grant for nearly a million dollars to a partnership between William Paterson University, Rutgers University Libraries and NJEDge.Net to develop and deploy a statewide academic video-on-demand repository, NJVid. The digital video repository (Fedora Commons-based) will be housed in the core of the NJEDge network and will provide "lectures-on-demand", licensed commercial videos, and locally owned videos. A Video Commons collection will be publicly available including history, lectures from notables, and video documenting research and scientific advances. NJVid is notable for providing a statewide video strategy to accommodate any type of organization- - higher education, K12, public libraries, museums and archives.