Arizona State University Distance Education

In keeping with its goal of expanding opportunities for students and faculty, IDS helped ASU launch a virtual classroom program that is entirely cloud-based and operates over the powerful Internet2 research network. The service called Flame allows students on campus to see, speak and exchange information face-to-face and in real time with staff scientists and researchers at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama, and with experts at Smithsonian headquarters in Washington, D.C. With the Flame service, based on technology from Vidyo, institutions like ASU are able to swiftly deploy secure, reliable and integrated cloud collaboration solutions more responsively to advance scholarly and research pursuits.