Brian Shepard’s pioneering work with Internet2 profiled

Thanks to an amazing technology and protocol pioneered by Brian K. Shepard, assistant professor of pedagogical technology, USC Thornton is on the leading edge of the new educational opportunities provided by Internet2. “In the same spirit of experimentation and cooperation that led to the original, or commodity, Internet, these organizations realize the significance and importance of working together to develop new technologies that can meet the demands of future use. One of those future uses is the ability to have meaningful, musical interactions in the form of classes, lessons and performances with collaborators around the world. As a result of Shepard’s work, the USC Thornton School of Music is on the leading edge of that important research, and USC students and faculty are beginning to reap the benefits of global collaboration opportunities.”

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