An essential goal of IU's DLI2
proposal is to greatly expand access to the Variations2 testbed, by
demonstrating that users at other colleges and universities can have
similar interaction with the digital collections and educational
applications as will be available to students, teachers and scholars
at Indiana University. Testing and evaluation of such access across
national and international networks -- including the commodity
Internet and experimental high-performance networks -- is an
important component of this project.
Major areas of testing will include: demonstration of
interoperability, performance evaluation of network services, tests
of usability, and expert evaluation of applications for music
instruction and music library services.
Letters of intent to participate as satellite sites in Variations2
have been received from representatives of the following
- Illinois State University
- Northwestern University
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- University of Massachusetts at Amherst
- City University London
- Kings College - London
- Loughborough University
- University of Oxford
Satellite site participants' page (password-protected).