Students and Alumni of Networking Academy, I want to hear from you!
The deadline for the World’s Largest Classroom Networking Academy Video Contest is fast approaching. You have until Sunday, April 10th at 12 midnight Pacific Standard Time to tell us, “Why is the Cisco Networking Academy like no other?”
This is a great opportunity to represent your region, draw attention to your theatre and put yourself in the running to earn cash prizes and recognition for a job well done!
Thank you to those of you who have already submitted your videos! We have received some great entries to date.
Detailed submission guidelines and prize information is available at Student Video Contest
Get your video in today!
Tags: education, networking academy, Video Contest
Last week, the co-manager of the Cisco Networking Academy Facebook page (@HilalChouman) pointed out an amazing customer post to me.
Ricardo Beltran’s girlfriend had baked him a custom Cisco birthday cake that obviously showed his dedication to Cisco. He was so proud of it, that he shared it on the Networking Academy Facebook page for all 188k fans to see.
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Tags: corporate social media, education, engagement, facebook, netacad, social media
By Howard Baldwin, Contributing Columnist
How many problems can broadband Internet access solve?
U.S. television news commentator Tom Brokaw, a native of South Dakota, wrote a compelling essay in the New York Times several years ago, asking why his home state and North Dakota, with a population of 1.5 million, maintained some 17 institutes of higher education. He noted that it was “a carry-over from the early 20th century when travel was more difficult and farm families wanted their children close by during harvest season.”
He posed a very rational question: “Couldn’t the two states get a bigger bang for their higher education buck if they consolidated their smaller institutions into, say, the Dakota Territory College System, with satellite campuses but a common administration and shared standards?”
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Tags: applications, broadband, education, healthcare, IP NGN, rural, TelePresence
Welcome to the Cisco Education Blog. We’ll be using this blog to share our vision and solutions for Connected Learning. We’ll also showcase the success that education leaders are having creating 21st Century learning environments for students in schools, colleges and universities all around the world. More importantly, we’ll use the blog to listen, so please be generous with your comments and feedback.
Cisco has a great story to tell in Education. This story emanates from our Chairman and CEO, John Chambers, who firmly believes that there are two great equalizers in society -- the Internet and Education. He also has outlined a long term vision for Cisco to be the best in the world and the best for the world.
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We hear a lot about the issues and challenges in Education. Unfortunately, we don’t hear enough of the success that dedicated and innovative educators are having integrating technology into curricula to create 21st Century learning environments that are improving educational outcomes for students all over the world.
At Cisco, we’re honored to work with such educators each and every day. Through programs and events such as the Cisco Virtual Forum for Education Leaders, we try to showcase innovative and practical solutions for meeting today’s education challenges. More importantly, we try to create opportunities for educators to collaborate so that best practices can be shared and replicated.
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Tags: edtech, education, education technology, higher education, highered, K12