StudentssCisco’s Virtual Forum for Education Leaders is this Tuesday 3/19. It will be an exciting virtual Forum with information about important trends that are happening for both K-12 and Higher Ed. Of particular interest for both Academic and IT leaders is how technology is supporting and increasing learning outcomes.

Great applications like on-line learning, flipped classrooms, BYOD, and lecture capture are all being implemented by our schools and universities and delivering great success. They are helping us execute pedagogical changes that provide for individualized learning, classroom collaboration and helping us reach new markets in Higher Ed. These new technologies are even positively impacting the business and administrative areas at our schools and universities.

The one thing that all these solutions have in common is that they are network enabled. The capabilities of our networks to effectively support these applications will be critical in terms of delivering the benefits we are all anxious to deliver.  For example, video will increase bandwidth requirements and BYOD will increase user devices 2-3X after deployment. Effective upfront planning and design need to be an integral part of our overall strategy.

Please come visit our Services Booth on the show floor or come join our moderated chat session scheduled later in the day. We can talk about these challenges and some of the ways Cisco Advanced Services, along with our partners, can assist in your efforts.

Comment on this blog: I’m especially curious, what education technology do you see as a priority transforming learning or business outcomes?

I hope we get a chance to meet you soon!