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Cisco Highlights the Role of Video in Transforming Education at ISTE 2010

Cisco recently participated in the annual International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference in Denver. ISTE brings together 15,000 educators and education leaders engaged in improving teaching and learning by advancing the effective use of technology in K–12 and teacher education.  ISTE was the first time Cisco and Tandberg presented an integrated suite of video solutions to the education market.

Cisco education manager John Tuohy was interviewed on local public access run by Denver Public Schools – he gives a great overview about what the Cisco network enables in schools including physical security on campus and video in the classroom.

Many Cisco customers are engaged in exciting initiatives to deliver video into the classroom, and their stories show that, despite tight budgets, technology is leading the way to transform the classroom experience.  During ISTE Scott Parks, superintendent of Howe County Public Schools in rural Oklahoma, shared his perspective about leveling the playing field for his students with video. Keep in mind his entire school system has less than 500 students.  Additionally, hear from David Akridge, chief information officer at Mobile County Public Schools in Alabama, who oversees 92 schools and more than 60,000 students. No matter the size of the school system or level of resources, many districts are providing their students with access to the technology solutions to do extraordinary things.

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  1. I don't know when video teaching will spread to masses but when it does, there is going to be a new dimension to studying, a tech dimension. Many of us will indeed outperform using these new methods of studying. Why? Have you ever noticed how easily you remember any thing you watch on tv and how difficult it is to remember the same thing if taught by your teacher. I just hope quick changes will come in the teaching pattern.