Learning is no longer confined to the classroom, the campus or the home. For students in rural southeast Oklahoma, the commute to school on the bus is an active learning space.

Howe Public School students who were once limited by their physical rural location can now access advanced courses and college curriculum. Cisco collaboration tools, in conjunction with the learners’ devices, provide a seamless conduit to real-time instructors via TelePresence and just-in-time avenues for peer and teacher mentoring.

These students can now can access the same resources they use at school while enroute via the Connected Transportation for Education initiative.

Through Connected Transportation for Education, school personnel and parents can locate a bus, know who is on it, and have a live video feed, as the technology brings connected school safety and security to new threshold. And, for bus maintenance leaders, the real-time data around preventative maintenance, malfunctioning components and engine analytics provides a proactive approach to addressing mechanical issues.

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Reimagining education is not about technology or devices, it’s about moving to a truly individualized and differentiated learning experience. Watch the video below to learn how Howe Public Schools is doing just that.


Dr. Lance Ford

Education Advocate

Customer Experience Center