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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Posted on 14 April 2014 by DANTE
Two GÉANT project participants inducted into Internet Hall of Fame 2014

Dai Davies (DANTE) and Erik Huizer (SURFnet) have been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame, having been recognised as Global Connectors, a category which recognises and celebrates individuals from around the world who have made major contributions to the growth, connectivity, and use of the internet, either on a global scale or within a specific region or community.


Posted on 10 April 2014 by DeIC
Register for the NORDUnet Conference 2014

NORDUnet is happy to welcome you to historic Uppsala and Uppsala University on 23-25 September 2014. The NORDUnet conference brings together networking and cloud computing experts and users from the Nordic and global communities, and offers participants a great opportunity to be inspired and share knowledge about network use and development.
The programme is now online and registration is open.


Posted on 8 April 2014 by CARNet
Call for Papers - CARNet Users Conference CUC 2014

Submission of workshop and conference papers for the CARNet Users Conference, CUC 2014, entitled 'Fasten your connection, we're taking off', is now open. We invite authors to submit conference papers (deadline for submission of full text is 1 June) or proposals for two-hour or four-hour workshops (deadline for submission of proposals is 15 May). All papers and proposals will undergo two double-blind reviews. Each person can submit a maximum of two papers as the first author.

The official language of the conference is Croatian and the authors will be expected to present their papers and workshops in the Croatian language. Lectures by invited or approved foreign speakers will be in English. Awards for the best paper and best presentation will be presented at the conference.

The conference will take place in Zagreb, Croatia, on 19-21 November at Hotel Antunović.

You can submit your proposal following this link:
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Posted on 8 April 2014 by TERENA
AAI workshop strengthens ties between users and e-infrastructures

At an AAI (Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructures) workshop last week it was agreed that work in this area will be planned as part of the Horizon 2020 calls and GN4 project. The workshop was organised by TERENA and GÉANT in follow up to its participation in the 'AAA' scientific data infrastructure preparatory study and publication of the final report in 2012. The workshop offered an opportunity to review what has been done since that study, to review the latest AAI developments, to define next steps and to consult stakeholders about the next two years of work. The workshop was hosted by the European Commission (EC) in Brussels on 2 April 2014.


Posted on 8 April 2014 by SURFnet
Erik Huizer, CTO SURFnet, named Global Connector in Internet Hall of Fame

Erik Huizer, CTO of SURFnet and professor of Internet applications at Utrecht University, was inducted into the prestigious Internet Hall of Fame today. Huizer now holds the title of Global Connector. According to the jury of the Internet Society's recurring annual event, Huizer was honoured in recognition of 'his contribution to the growth, connectivity and use of the Internet, both around the world and in the Netherlands'. The Internet Hall of Fame's Global Connectors Circle currently consists of a select group of several dozen members, among them Al Gore.


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