Penn Archaeology Faculty to Speak at Teaching and Learning with Internet2 in Higher Education Symposium

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Media Contact:Jennifer Oxenford | | 267-496-9664March 22, 2011

PHILADELPHIA – MAGPI, the University of Pennsylvania's Internet2 hub, along with its partner NJEDge.Net, will host an innovative Teaching and Learning With Internet2 in Higher Education Symposium on Friday April 1, 2011.  Penn faculty, David Romano and Nicholas Stapp, will speak about Digital Augustan Rome: An Ancient City for the Modern Classroom as part of the morning breakout sessions during the symposium.

The Teaching and Learning with Internet2 in Higher Education symposium will be held in two physical locations - Bucks County Community College in Pennsylvania and Mercer County Community College in New Jersey. Participants in both venues will be able to interact with presenters and each other through high definition videoconferencing throughout the duration of the symposium.

Advanced research and education networks, such as Internet2, offer higher education faculty and their students opportunities to connect to a diverse array of resources and to collaborate with partners around the world to enhance teaching and learning. Through a series of exciting keynotes and breakout sessions, this one-day symposium is designed to give faculty a sampling of the many projects and resources that exist on using Internet2 in Higher Education and how they can be applied in their own teaching practice.

The Teaching and Learning with Internet2 Symposium runs from 8:45 am – 3:30 pm on Friday April 1s,, 2011. Advance registration is required. Cost is $35 per person to include access to keynote presentations, roundtable discussions and lunch.

Additional information about the Teaching & Learning with Internet2 in Higher Education Symposium, including a full list of speakers and breakout sessions, can be found on the symposium website at


About MAGPI:

MAGPI, a part of Penn’s Division of Information Systems and Computing, provides regional and Internet2 connectivity and educational services to its member institutions in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Florida. MAGPI is committed to promoting advanced applications, collaborations, and services for the K20 research and education community through high performance networking technology. For more information about MAGPI, visit


About NJEDge.Net: 

NJEDge.Net is a non-profit technology consortium of academic and research institutions in New Jersey. Through its deployment of advanced Internet technologies and digital communication, NJEDge.Net supports its members in their institutional teaching and learning; scholarship; research and development; outreach programs; public service, and economic development. In providing broadband statewide network, NJEDge.Net creates an environment for interoperability to facilitate productive use of technology across the academic enterprise. Additional information is available at