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.
Technology is changing our lives at an incredibly rapid pace. Yet, a great deal of work remains in providing colleges and universities the collaboration tools they need to drive greater levels of knowledge sharing and innovation. That’s why we have worked closely with a number of leading higher education institutions, including Duke, North Carolina State, Case Western and the University of Chicago, to develop the new WebEx Social for Higher Education offer – being announced today at the annual EDUCAUSE conference. This people-centric, cloud collaboration platform helps unify the education workspace and provides a truly connected learning experience, not only for students, but for the entire ecosystem, including faculty, staff and administrators.
With WebEx Social for Higher Education, users can quickly find subject matter experts, gather feedback from groups, collaborate on documents and locate relevant content and communities to help complete assignments and projects much more efficiently. It engages students the way they want to be engaged – from anywhere and on any device (including iPad and iPhone), making information accessible to a broader audience to expand teaching and learning opportunities.
EDUCAUSE is the largest Higher Ed IT event of the year, attracting about 5,000 key decision makers from the United States, Canada, and around the world.
Cisco will be exhibiting at booth 1114, where we will showcase our Connected Learning solutions for higher education. Visitors will learn how to use their campus network infrastructure to save money, improve efficiency, enhance safety and security, and prepare the next-generation workforce.
Join us for demonstrations and presentations by education technology experts, covering a range of topics, including:
I recently got back from a successful east coast jaunt and wanted to share some thoughts on my first Educause experience while they’re still fresh.
After marketing video across many verticals, I have to say I was nothing short of impressed with the level of attendee engagement we received from the Educause 2011 crowd around video.
Video and higher ed are a natural pair in many ways — video is the cornerstone technology for lecture capture and also helps make distance learning aspirations a reality. Along these lines, our new Lecture Vision solution announcement and demo were very well received and it was great to hear how universities have already started down the path to pervasive video.
I love Educause because there’s always buzz. This year, it seemed to hit a high-pitched fervor. The show comes alive and takes on a character of its own as technology leaders from across the country and globe share the challenges and issues that each of them is facing. It takes on even more character in a city like Philadelphia where the sights and sounds of the Reading Terminal Market swirl around bustling show-goers who are trying to get in a quick Ruben sandwich in between sessions. And, I was thrilled to know that the author of DIY-U, Anna Kamentz, would be there, imparting her unique perspective about students who will necessarily be designing their own unique ways to get a higher education.
One IT afficiando said to me, “It seems like each year, there’s a word that defines the show, and I think this year, it’s ‘cloud.’” Someone else commented, “No, it’s the whole ‘open’ thing.” Another said, “Well, I think it’s really all about ‘remediation’ and ‘standards’ because our funding is going to hinge on this.” It seems like everyone wants to find that one thing that will really impact them and their institutions, trying to get ahead of the wave so they don’t get engulfed by it. Others said, “shared services, video, blended learning.” I was most impressed by those colleges and universities that seem to be doing it all, driven by a unified vision around what’s really achievable.