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Posted on 23 April 2014 by TERENA
Meeting Identity Assurance Needs

In a recent blog post, Nicole Harris reports on a Levels of Assurance session at the recent TERENA AAI Workshop and describes the work that REFEDS and other organisations are undertaking to deliver greater assurance for Identity Federations.

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Posted on 22 April 2014 by CKLN
Caribbean Symposium on Dengue & Chikungunya Viruses

The Caribbean Knowledge and Learning Network, CKLN, in collaboration with sister CARICOM agency Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), will follow the lead of the Trans EurAsia Information Network (TEIN) Cooperation Center which jointly organized a dedicated Dengue Fever workshop at the Asia Pacific Advanced Networking (APAN) meeting in January in Bandung, Indonesia. CKLN and CARPHA will collaborate with TEIN*CC to adapt the workshop model to the Caribbean context to help build regional communities. The Caribbean Symposium is scheduled for June 12, 2014 in Trinidad and Tobago and will introduce Research and Education networks and focus on aspects of the Dengue and Chikungunya viruses of interest in the Caribbean such as Surveillance, a Regional Overview of The Viruses - how and why the two diseases have emerged and spread in the Caribbean & Latin America; Vector Control; Integrated Vector Management; Clinical Management; Laboratory diagnostic testing; Social Communication

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Posted on 22 April 2014 by SURFnet
NetherLight, the open light path exchange - New animation

NetherLight makes it easy to connect through lightpaths with collaborative partners in the Netherlands and abroad. Lightpaths can be used for research purposes, data centre services, unified communications, telecom/VoIP, video and more.

NetherLight is an open light path exchange: anybody can join and link up with a virtually unlimited number of connected parties. NetherLight is also part of the Global Lambda Integrated Facility (GLIF). Numerous international destinations can be reached through this global collaboration, which comprises network connections and open exchanges.

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Posted on 22 April 2014 by CESNET
UltraGrid Technology at Networkshop 42 Conference

In cooperation with CESNET, on 3 April a unit of the University Hospital in Brno participated in the Networkshop 42 Conference, organised by the JANET Consortium.
The Invasive and Interventional Cardiology Center of the Internal Cardiology Clinic of the University Hospital of Brno visited the University of Leeds to attend the workshop of JANET, which is responsible for research and education e-infrastructures in the United Kingdom.

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Posted on 22 April 2014 by TERENA
Register now for TNC2014 and check the side-events!

During TNC2014, in addition to the conference programme many side-events will be organised. For some of those you need to register, so don't forget to check our events page. Online registration for the conference itself will be available until 9 May. After 9 May only on-site registration will be possible at the event location in Dublin.

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Posted on 17 April 2014 by SURFnet
Trend Report: open and online education furthers quality and flexibility

Open and online education made a real breakthrough in Dutch higher education in 2013, primarily as a result of the emergence of massive open online courses (MOOCs). This is evident from the 2014 Open Education Trend Report that SURF and the Open Education Special Interest Group are presenting at the start of the global Open Education Week.

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Posted on 17 April 2014 by SURFnet
New learning models emerge through open and online education

During the Open and Online Education symposium held on 11 March 2014 it became clear that open and online education has a long and exciting road ahead. Experiments in Dutch higher education reveal that new learning methods emerge almost automatically. All attendees agreed that open and online education is clearly here to stay. Read the review of the Open and Online Education symposium, including a report on the day, all videos and all sessions elaborated in good practices and reports.

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Posted on 16 April 2014 by DANTE
eduGAIN increases global growth

eduGAIN, the service enabling the trustworthy exchange of identity and access information among identity federations, welcomes InCommon after its first step towards worldwide interfederation with Internet2's Trust and Identity Program Advisory Group and InCommon Steering Committee agreeing to join.

Signing the eduGAIN Declaration is the first formal step toward interconnecting with peers in 30 other federations, including those in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Japan and New Zealand as well as in Europe.

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Posted on 15 April 2014 by ARNES
Invitation to ARNES 2014 Conference – Knowledge Transfer - on 28 May

Registration for the ARNES 2014 Conference (programme) is open. The main theme of this year's event will be the exchange of knowledge. Registration for the event, which will take place on 28 May 2014 in Kranjska Gora, is possible via the conference web page. There is NO REGISTRATION FEE.

The exchange of knowledge had already gone beyond the walls of classic classrooms in the previous century, but modern technology with its rapid advances provides ever simpler and more efficient methods for transferring knowledge. In today's world, learning is thus no longer the exclusive domain of nurseries, schools and universities. Technology goes hand in hand with research institutes, museums, galleries and other organisations, for which it provides a means for sharing their content and accumulated knowledge. Technology nowadays allows us to overcome our physical limitations as well as the limits in our understanding of the exchange of knowledge, since we no longer think of the global classroom simply in terms of overcoming borders, but also from the point of view of target audiences that might be interested in our content.

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Posted on 14 April 2014 by CESNET
CESNET gets attention with medical 4K streaming at Internet2 summit

Visitors at the prestigious international conference, Internet2 2014 Global Summit, which took place from 6-11 April in Denver, USA, could follow a live-stream of surgery which took place at Masaryk Hospital in Ústí nad Labem. The video in 4K format was provided by the Masaryk Hospital and streaming to Denver was operated by CESNET Association.

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