Sharing Information

Focus questions:

Relation to the Theme: In the research world, scientists share their methods and results through journal articles and presentations and-increasingly- through e-mail. The JASON VII Project also uses these standard forms, but gives researchers another means of sharing their observations: the "telepresence"-a real-time video transmission system designed to communicate the experience of actually being present at the research site. The Focus Questions for this investigation relate to the technologies required to make the telepresence possible:

To better understand the JASON communication systems, students will perform experiments in which they will directly encounter the technologies that form the backbone of JASON Online Systems and JASONnet. They will learn about three basic communication system components that are part of many of the JASON communication systems:


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