As a founding member of the Internet2 Consortium, Penn has always been at the forefront of participation in the research and education networking global community. Penn faculty, students and staff at the University of Pennsylvania leverage the power of MAGPI and Internet2 in new and exciting ways. Research faculty across Penn’s 12 schools and centers use Penn’s super high bandwidth connection to Internet2 through MAGPI to perform collaborative research experiments in computer science, astronomy and more. Teaching faculty can connect live with colleagues and students around the world for distributed learning opportunities. Faculty, students and staff can leverage rich multimedia digital collections and make them available to audiences around the world. Medical faculty use high definition interactive videoconferencing for real-time analysis of pathology consults and for collaborative dialogue with peers around the world to help save patients lives. Students access, produce and distribute rich multi-media content through multiple live networks over Internet2 including OSTN, the student-produced, live network and the Research Channel, live 24/7 academic content.
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Physicists are able to connect to the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva Switzerland for real-time data analysis into the very origin of the universe. Language faculty and students experience learning environments with native speakers in live distributed virtual classrooms. Archeologists work with colleagues in Greece to build a Digital Corinth database to centrally preserve and categorize ancient ruins digitally and to make these digital artifacts available to teachers and students across the globe.
Expanding access to antiquity
The ancient city of Corinth, Greece has been excavated since 1895, creating a vast accumulation of information that is being digitized. The Digital Corinth project teams at the University of Pennsylvania and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens are designing a unique system for tagging of digital components and the creation of tools and lesson plans that draw on the data to present learning opportunities on the architecture, city planning, social and religious life of the city of Corinth during the Roman occupation in 44 BC. Students and teachers from around the world will be able to utilize these learning resources and opportunities without ever leaving their classrooms.