Close your eyes. Take a moment and think about the ways in which you learned when you were in primary school.

Did you collaborate with peers both in the classroom and outside of the school walls? Did you have unlimited access to resources, tools and knowledge sharing through your device?

Chances are, if you didn’t graduate from high school in the past few years, your experiences were completely different from those available to students today.

Education is changing fast, and students are demanding personalized learning that allows them to learn how they want, when they want and where they want.

In fact, 78% of students said that using technology contributes to the successful completion of their courses [1].

But, not all schools are able to keep up with the ever-increasing student demand.

According to a survey by Deloitte, only 26% of educators currently use technology to allow students to collaborate remotely, and 45% of teachers still use whiteboards to teach in their classrooms [2].

With student expectations rising, district budgets tightening and more technologies than ever hitting the education market, how can schools continue to drive the technologies that will have biggest impact on student achievement?

Collaboration tools like Cisco Spark, WebEx, and conferencing endpoints can facilitate the types of instruction, teamwork, and research that help students learn how they need to learn.

Take a look at the infographic below to see how Cisco Collaboration technologies free students, teachers and administrators from the constraints of the traditional classroom, liberating the learner.


[1] Educause Research Snapshot 2016

[2] Deloitte Education Survey


Lyanne Paustenbach

No Longer with Cisco