Mobility, Collaboration and Cloud, Front and Center at Educause 2012
Thanks to everyone who came by the Cisco booth at Educause 2012 in Denver. We appreciated the opportunity discuss how the Cisco Connected Learning Experience, enables colleges and universities to provide next generation learning environments and deliver education services more securely, reliably, and economically.
If you were not able you visit with us in Denver, take a look at the following videos and resources for more information on the demos we featured in the Cisco booth.
Mobile Collaboration with WebEx Web Conferencing
Teach, learn and collaborate from anywhere with WebEx on your iPhone, iPad or Android device. Meet face-to-face with new 2-way group video. Listen as Nancy Crouch, Deputy CIO, details how Wake Forest University extended collaboration with a campus-wide WebEx license.
Working in collaboration with university leaders from Duke University, Case Western Reserve University, North Carolina State University and the University of Chicago, Cisco developed the WebEx Social for Higher Education offer, a cloud collaboration solution that combines the power of social networking, content creation and real-time communications. Cisco WebEx Social goes beyond email, portals and point social networking products to deliver a true collaboration experience — anytime, anywhere.
Cisco Unified Access: One Policy, One Management, One Network
Cisco Unified Access enables university IT leaders to support BYOD and on-the-go students, faculty and staff, so they can connect to information in real time, interact with one another using a variety of communication devices, and extend the learning environment from the classroom to dorms, student union centers, research facilities, stadiums and beyond. Watch this video to see Cisco Engineer, Andrico Spates demonstrate the enrollment of a new teacher tablet using Cisco Unified Access.
Cisco Lecture Vision
Cisco Lecture Vision allows faculty and university IT leaders to capture, transform and share video in an integrated solution so they can easily perform each step in the lecture capture workflow. Cisco engineer, Joe Tansey demonstrates how to record lectures and other educational content using the Cisco TelePresence Content Server. The Cisco Media Experience Engine (MXE) converts the content for display on a variety of devices, including smartphones and digital signs. The video is posted to the school’s secure Show and Share site, where it can be viewed and discussed online, 24×7
To review the current research on the benefits of video in improving the quality of the educational experience, download your free copy of the Wainhouse Research report – The Impact of Broadcast and Stream Video in Education.
Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)
The industry’s first converged data center platform, the Cisco UCS delivers smart, programmable infrastructure that simplifies and speeds enterprise-class application and service deployment in bare-metal, virtualized and cloud-computing environments. Brad Sharp, Manager of Technical Operations at the University of Northern Colorado, discusses the benefits the university realized when they refreshed their data centers with the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS).
Download your complimentary copy of the Forrester Consulting Thought Leadership Paper – Cloud Bursts Into Higher Education.
Video Conferencing/TelePresence Synch
Cisco TelePresence makes it possible for colleges and universities to create great global classrooms and allow faculty, students and researchers to interact with people all over the world as if they were there in person. Cisco TelePresence Synch brings video to the heart of the classroom by effectively converting a standard interactive white board into a powerful multifunction collaboration tool that brings together remote experts and classrooms.
Virtual Desktop Solutions
Cisco Virtualization Experience Infrastructure (VXI) delivers virtual workspaces that go beyond traditional university desktops to unify virtual desktops, voice, and video. With Cisco VXI university IT can provide students, faculty and staff with flexible and secure workspace services with an uncompromised user experiences on any device.