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Donna Eason

Americas Industries Writer

Donna Eason is a writer and storyteller for Cisco's Americas Industry Marketing team. Prior to beginning this role, Donna worked for eight years in Cisco’s Americas Services Field Marketing and Global Customer Success organizations creating content to support sales efforts.

Before joining Cisco, Donna worked as an independent marketing and communications consultant with clients in a range of industries including technology, education, and healthcare. She has broad experience in her field, but admits that she loves writing best.

Donna lives in New Hampshire with her husband and a Golden Retriever named Duncan. Her youngest daughter spends the school year studying at Boston University, and her oldest daughter has left the nest and lives and works in Chicago, Ill.

Articles

December 13, 2018

EDUCATION

Our Top 5 education posts of 2018: See what you missed

We’re looking back at our five most-read blog posts of 2018. If you missed them the first time, now’s your chance to see why they resonated with other readers.

December 4, 2018

EDUCATION

It’s not the quantity of edtech in classrooms that matters. It’s how you use it.

With millions of devices shipped to schools annually, technology use is growing. Is student achievement up too? In this paper, Dr. Sonny Magana shares strategies to increase outcomes with edtech.

November 15, 2018

EDUCATION

4 best practices for research networking at Montana State University

Research is a core pillar of MSU’s land-grant mission. Here’s how software-defined access reshaped research networking—and the user experience—across campus.

November 2, 2018

EDUCATION

On a connected campus, wireless is the invisible hero

In September, my daughter moved into her dorm room with a cell phone, laptop, smart watch, smart speaker, and printer. Not too long ago, I was thrilled with a Coronamatic.

September 20, 2018

EDUCATION

E-rate Do’s and Don’ts

In spite of what the calendar says, now is the true “new year.” School is back in session, and it’s time to think about edtech funding and getting E-rate right.

August 24, 2018

EDUCATION

Career ready: 3 questions to help build the workforce of the future

The lunchboxes — Pokemon, Paw Patrol, mermaids, superheroes — are a sign of things to come. Soon, educators begin the work of preparing students for what comes next: advanced education, work, life.

June 20, 2018

EDUCATION

Inspiring those “a-ha” moments with digital learning

At the Shawnee Mission School District in Kansas, teachers and students innovate with collaboration technology to foster engagement and bring excitement and creativity to the classroom.

May 31, 2018

EDUCATION

Summer reading list: modernizing IT and enhancing cybersecurity, plus a view of the bright side

Thinking of summer reading with digital teaching and learning in mind? Here are a few suggestions. Some are serious—think cybersecurity and IT modernization—but others are inspirational and fun.

May 9, 2018

EDUCATION

[New Cybersecurity Report] How to Stay Ahead of the Latest Cyber Threats in Higher Ed

Nearly 60% of colleges and universities worldwide have experienced at least one public security breach, and in 2017, threats like these cost 51% of all affected institutions more than $500,000.