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Collaboration in the Virtual Classroom

Collaboration technology has helped education come a long way in the past few years. According to ASTD, 37% of 2009 training involved electronic technology, up from 15% in 2002. As more educators use technology to increase collaboration and advance the classroom experience, overwhelming evidence shows that learning in an online environment can be as effective, or more so, as that in traditional classrooms.
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Top 5 Predictions Redux

Did you know there’s a correlation between a country’s coffee consumption and its appetite for technology? Here’s a follow-up to an earlier blog I posted on my Top 5 predictions for 2011 which range from network economics to books and eReaders to coffee drinking.

Many of you shared some great insights and I’m eager to hear more. What trends do you see coming in your crystal ball?

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New Cisco Products Available for Small Business

Eren Hussein, Director of Solutions Marketing for Cisco Small Business, shares details about new products, services and financing offers announced today, including:

Check out what Eren has to say, and then give us your feedback!

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What affect is 24 hour news having on the perception of what is “foreign”?

“In multicultural societies the notion of “foreign” is more complex. For many in the UK, news about Pakistan is home news. International and domestic news agendas have merged to a significant degree as we grapple with common issues such as climate change, migration or global trade,” Richard Sambrook, former director of BBC News and the World Service and global vice-chairman and chief content officer for PR firm Edelman.

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How Can Technology Help Your Small Business? Hear from the experts!

- How can technology help you serve customers better and attract the best employees?

– What are the basic pieces of IT equipment you need for a small office network?

– Can doing it all yourself be a bad thing?

– How is technology allowing small businesses to act like big businesses (but at an affordable price tag)?

– What is this thing called “the cloud” and why should I care?

These questions and more were answered this week by Cisco’s own small business technology experts, Andrew Sage and Ian Pennell, in a video interview as part of the Talk2Cisco series.

Learn more about this interview and the Talk2Cisco webcast series.

What do you think:  are there questions you have that Andrew and Ian didn’t answer? Let us know!

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