Lecture Exchange among University of Wisconsin-Madison, Keio University, and Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)
In fall 1999, University of Wisconsin, Keio University, and NARA Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), jointly offered an “Introduction to Computer Networks” graduate course, using next generation Internet technology and class archiving technology. Professors Lawrence H. Landweber, University of Wisconsin, and Jun Murai, Keio University, gave lectures in turn. The course consisted of both real-time interactive lectures and archived lectures. Students from all three universities were eligible for course credit.
The real-time lectures were carried out using next generation Internet technologies developed by the WIDE project, such as DVTS to transmit Digital Video stream over the Internet; and IPv6 and multicast over the high-speed Internet testbed. The testbed was being jointly developed and operated by Internet2, APAN, JGN (Japan Gigabit Network), JB (a Japanese research and development network association) and the WIDE project. Class archiving and on-demand lectures were carried out using the system developed by Japan’s SOI (School of Internet).