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Networking Academy Students Shine at Cisco LIVE!

August 1, 2011 at 1:46 pm PST

An elite group from Cisco Networking Academy, consisting of 6 students and 1 instructor, were recently selected from dozens of applicants across the United States to participate at Cisco Live in Las Vegas, Nevada from July 6-14, 2011. As Cisco’s largest customer appreciation event, the team worked alongside Cisco engineers to help build and troubleshoot the massive Network Operations Center (NOC) which supported nearly 15,000 attendees at the event.  Dubbed the “Dream Team,” these student ambassadors engaged with customers, provided networking support as needed, attended technical sessions, and even got to enjoy some tourist attractions.

The students with Carlos Dominguez, Senior Vice President Cisco Systems

This unique development experience was sponsored by Cisco and included an opportunity to take a free certification exam at the conference.  None of the students were Cisco certified coming to the event, but 3 left CCNA Certified!  The Dream Team will continue to learn from the experience with access to Networkers Virtual which provides industry insight into the latest technologies and solutions available to Cisco customers.

A personal visit from Cisco Senior Vice President, Carlos Dominguez, was an additional surprise for the Dream Team.  He commended the value of the team’s efforts and encouraged them to continue to pursue their IT/Networking career paths (watch the video).

Local Las Vegas student, Chris Kordus, who is enrolled in the Networking Academy at College of Southern Nevada, was interviewed by a Las Vegas television station about his career change from the construction industry.

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Pro Football Hall of Famers Reach Students Through Telepresence

July 28, 2011 at 5:01 am PST

Heart of a Hall of FamerWith the Pro Football Hall of Fame 2011 Enshrinement coming up next weekend, and the lockout over, I think it’s great timing to highlight what the Pro Football Hall of Fame is doing for students around the world.

How many times during your grade school years did you come face to face with one of your celebrity idols? Most of us probably can’t attest to more interaction with our famous role models than seeing their faces on posters or interviews on television. Thanks to telepresence, however, today’s students have a different story to tell.

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Free WebEx: Blanchard Team Offers Six Steps for Teaching Adults that Inspire and Engage

Note: If you miss the live event, you can always click the event link below and get the recording!

Leaders, like teachers, transform people’s lives. That’s because leadership and teaching both focused on bringing out the brilliance that exists within people. Now you can learn ways to teach more effectively.

Register for this free event now!

Alas, people who teach — in classrooms, meetings, workshops, or any setting where learning happens — sometimes don’t know how to bring out the best in others effectively. They tell people what to do rather than teach them how. The result: they are often disappointed in the outcome.

In this WebEx, applied learning expert Dr. Vicki Halsey will show you how Read More »

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Telepresence a remedy for dissatisfaction with higher ed programs?

July 18, 2011 at 11:28 am PST

So, we’ve talked here about how telepresence can help humanize education, but I’m more and more interested in how telepresence can personalize the learning process.

According to the “Young Adults’ Perspectives on American Education 2011” study conducted by Viacom and The Associated Press, one in four young adults thinks the education system does not understand their values and goals. As a result of this disconnection to their formal education, more 18-24 year olds choose alternative approaches to higher learning, the study found. Students design self-directed curricula, incorporate internships, and teach themselves the knowledge and skills they need for their chosen paths. Read More »

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Can Workspace-Aware Infrastructure Deliver Better End-User Outcomes?

Yesterday I had the opportunity to sit down with a panel comprised of the following folks here at Cisco Live!  First off, my thanks to Friea Berg (@friea) for creating this opportunity.  Events like Cisco Live are a great venue, but pulling together a group of industry peers to have a meaningful dialog around the challenges our mutual customers face, and how we can better serve them is something that magnifies the impact of these events.  So, yesterday I was lucky to join the following folks: Read More »

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