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Donna Eason

Global Small Business Writer

Donna Eason is one of Cisco's writers and storytellers. In her work, she shares stories about the innovations and connections technology makes possible, and the differences they enable in people's lives.

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 Washington, D.C.

Articles

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.

February 27, 2018

EDUCATION

The Future of STEM: Cisco Networking Academy Turns 20

At a recent event in the Missouri state capitol, Cisco Networking Academy - which has reached millions of students worldwide - commemorated its 20-year anniversary with 120 graduates of Missouri programs.

January 24, 2018

EDUCATION

The E-rate filing window is open! Here are our top 10 tips for success.

Have you begun the E-rate filing process? Schools have until March 22 to submit FCC Form 471 applications. These tips may take some of the guesswork out of the process.

December 19, 2017

EDUCATION

Our Top 5 Education Posts of 2017: See What You Missed

We’re looking back at our five most-read blog posts of 2017. If you missed them the first time, now’s your chance to see why they resonated with other readers.

November 27, 2017

EDUCATION

Video in the Classroom? The possibilities are endless.

Located on the Hudson River, Troy, N.Y., is home to some very imaginative educators and students. They’re using video to open a “window to the world” and seeing amazing results.

October 18, 2017

EDUCATION

The Time Is Now—Capture Your Share of E-rate Funding

A new eSchool News special report describes how K-12 schools and libraries can use E-rate to help build a network infrastructure that will position them for ed-tech success.

August 15, 2017

EDUCATION

Empowering Research—and the Next Big Thing—with High-Performance Computing

As someone who frequently wonders, “Why didn’t I think of that?” I’m amazed by the capacity and creativity of those who come up with big ideas.