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Streaming Colombia’s science and education

Since 2008 the Live RENATA streaming service has amplified Colombia's research and education by transmitting thousands of hours of knowledge to a growing number of national and international Internet users, creating new opportunities for learning and discovery. As well as academia, this service is also used by government institutions to present policies and strategies.

Convenient connectivity while abroad

Mexican student Abraham Montoya Obeso discovered the advantages of eduroam during his stay at the University of Bordeaux in France.

World first: French medical students now take digital exams

Every year medical students in France take a crucial exam, The National Classifying Exam, which determines the specialization they pursue and often where they will live. To address its shortcomings, this exam has now being modernised and digitized, and the French national research and education network is responsible for mission critical infrastructure.

How data can improve the quality of higher education

Big data are found in all segments of society. Even the Dutch higher education sector is increasingly recognising the potential for the vast volumes of data that it has at its disposal. What opportunities does learning analytics offer? And what challenges are the early adopters facing? Are there any runners out there who still do not track their performance with an app?

Educating the future global musician

The Global Audition Training Programme aims to expand the skill set of student musicians, no matter where in the world they live, and prepare them for today’s multifaceted professional landscape.

Making sure that the voices of genocide survivors are heard and not forgotten

Shortly after filming Schindler’s List, Steven Spielberg established the Shoah Foundation to document the experiences of Holocaust survivors and witnesses of other genocides via video testimony. High-speed R&E networks combined with high-capacity data storage contribute to ensuring digital preservation of these historic memories.

Working together instead of in isolation to train engineers in Africa

Collaborating across borders to train the trainers opens the door to new opportunities for developing the skills of network engineers in Africa. This engineering workforce provides services that underpin research and education outcomes for the nation.

Asian connectivity growing stronger

Regions all over the world establish new, dedicated connectivity for research and education, including Asia, where Bhutan and Cambodia now plug into the networks, choosing video conferencing and e-learning to drive local commitment and development.

Brazilian university develops a remote experimentation tool for public education

When the teacher Karine Coelho, from the Balneário Arroio da Silva School, in the State of Santa Catarina, needs to teach inclined planes, propagation of heat, electrical circuits or other matters in the Physics curriculum for high school, her students have access not only to the theory, but to practical experiments that reinforce the content taught in the classroom, within the reach of their cellphones.

Ireland’s digital citizens set for the future

The provision of high-speed broadband to many primary and every post-primary school in Ireland affords schools greater opportunity to embed technology in the teaching and learning process. This opens the door to a faster, richer, more interactive and more informative Internet experience than was possible before.

Penn State leverages cloud storage to gain on-court advantage

Realizing that rapid review of game play was the best way for players to improve their technique, the Penn State men’s volleyball coach sought a cost-effective, portable means for the team to study game footage and exchange notes on the go. Enter NET+ Box, made available to Penn State through its membership in Internet2.

eduroam unstoppable

eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, worldwide roaming access developed for the international research and education community. eduroam is now available in 76 countries worldwide and is expanding beyond campuses to public, commercial and city Wi-Fi initiatives.