What will our educational system look like in a decade? Will there even be physical classrooms? Will school have evolved into some sort of theme park full of interactive technologies and fun learning gadgets?
Technology will certainly play a part in creating the exciting atmospheres that educators seek to provide for their students. Educators and administrators have even taken the conversation about educating our youth to the next level by utilizing social media tools such as Twitter and Edmodo.com to communicate with each other for fresh ways to inspire youth to find their own education intriguing.
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Tags: Cisco, edchat, edtech, TelePresence, video conferencing, videoconferencing
Explosive data growth and new transformational technologies such as cloud computing, converged infrastructure, unified networking and big data are changing the way organizations are running their businesses today. These new technologies affect IT systems and infrastructures, as well as the practitioners that design, install, operate and manage them. New skills and knowledge are needed for organizations to maximize the benefits of these new technologies.
To prepare the next generation of workers, Cisco is joining forces with EMC to offer comprehensive technical education solutions in the areas of cloud architecture, virtualization, storage, data center networking and data science. Watch below as Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn, vice president and general manager, Learning@Cisco and Tom Clancy, vice president, EMC Education Services discuss the joint education offerings available.
The joint education solutions offer advanced training and certifications to help customers acquire the skills required to successfully architect, build and transform their IT infrastructure, adopt cloud computing and realize the promise of data science and Big Data analytics.
Be sure to visit www.ciscolearningnetwork.com and http://education.emc.com for more information!
Tags: CCNA, CCNP, certifications, Cisco, Cisco Certified, Cisco Learning Network, Cloud Technologies, collaboration, data center, Data Center Could, education, EMC, IT Certifications, Learning@Cisco, network, talent development, unified communications
On Monday morning, I was at Claremont High School, in Harrow, London, watching as one of the architects responsible for building the Olympic stadium kept a class of 13 year olds enthralled about the design and engineering challenges involved.
Jo Smith from the firm Buro Happold was taking a lesson from Cisco’s Out of the Blocks StemNet programme bringing real world examples of how lessons about chemical structure; mathematics and physics were all very much challenges the stadium designers and builders has to overcome when designing the stadium and other venues for this summer’s Olympics.
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Tags: 2012 london olympics, Cisco London 2012, Cisco_London_2012, education, L2012, London 2012, London Olympics, math, science
A great discussion here following a virtual fieldtrip (VFT) to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia by a 5th grade class at Augusta Elementary School in Greenville, South Carolina, .
Cisco’s Dr. Lance Ford discusses the experience with one of the 5th grade students and her father who also attended the VFT.
Margaret Murphy, the 5th grade teacher who planned the VFT had this to say:
“Extending an opportunity to students to (voluntarily) come to school and immerse themselves in a foreign ecosystem is an amazing new method to reach our children…. Read More »
Tags: CILC, edchat, edreform, edtech, IVC, KC3, VFT, video conferencing, videoconferencing
Last week I was delighted to keynote at South Korea’s Education Expo 2012 on behalf of Cisco Global Education. The Korean government is preparing to launch a sweeping set of system reforms, designed to extend Korea’s education lead. The aim is to nurture a generation of creative problem-solvers – collaborative and digitally-literate with a global outlook.
Michael Stevenson, VP Cisco Global Education
Korea’s schools have been grabbing commentators’ attention for a while. First it was the excellence of student standards – the super group of Korea, Finland and Singapore consistently outperform the rest in international tests. Then it was the social cost of flying so high: young people studying seven days a week, an oppressive testing regime, cases of suicide – and at the end of it, with college graduation rates nearing 80%, a shortage of graduate- level jobs to reward all the effort. In contrast, the latest developments have been scarcely noticed.
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