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Cisco Education: A Year in Review

- December 30, 2016 - 7 Comments

It’s been quite the year for education at Cisco! In 2016, we attended numerous education shows, shared powerful stories of technology on campuses around the world, and launched our Digital Education Platform. Read on for some of this year’s top moments.

In April, our education team traveled to Washington, DC for the CoSN conference, where we learned from some of the country’s best leaders in K-12 education. In June, we teamed up with Meraki and iSchool at ISTE to introduce impactful technologies to educators and administrators. And, in October, we joined thousands of higher education leaders at EDUCAUSE to unveil our new platform.


This year, we also shared many inspiring stories of schools and universities using technology to personalize the student experience and digitize their campuses. Some of our most shared customer stories included, the University of British Columbia, the University of Nebraska, Howe Public Schools, University of León and the Romanian Ministry of Education.

Beyond larger universities and school districts, our technologies are also making a huge impact on students with illnesses that prohibit them from attending school. Using collaboration technologies, students can now be immersed in their classrooms from home, as evidenced by Peyton’s story, Callie’s story and Niki’s story.

In 2016, our education experts at Cisco also created some truly thought provoking research, papers and blogs. Some of our favorites include how to use technology to bridge the digital inequality gap, how to protect your school from ransomware attacks, how digital technologies are changing K-12 education in Australia and globally, and how to plan a vision for technological change at your school district.

Plus, in October, we launched our Digital Education Platform, a new educational platform that integrates Cisco WebEx and Spark into existing Learning Management Systems (LMSs).

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After such an exciting year full of technological transformation in education, we can’t wait to see what 2017 brings!



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    Alexia, Thanks for sharing what Cisco has been doing in the field of Education to help schools/Universities/Kids/etc use technology to improve their learning experiences. I have a 9 year old who has been getting interested in Arduino/Rasberry Pi etc, wonder what kind of programs might be available for his school. thanks

      we are using raspberry pi for our security students Dinesh there are heaps of sites out there for school projects

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