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Two Classrooms, One World – From Broadmeadows, Australia to Shanghai, China

- August 30, 2010 - 9 Comments

Educational opportunities are everywhere! Last week Cisco teamed with the Victorian Department of Early Education and Child Development (DEECD) to provide a connected way of learning that shrunk the 8,000 kilometres between Australia and China and created an engaging and interactive virtual classroom experience over Cisco WebEx.

Education Minister Bronwyn Pike facilitated the real-time and collaborative interaction between Year 9 students from Hume Central Secondary College at the Hume Global Learning Centre’s ideaslab in Broadmeadows, Australia and Year 9 students from Balwyn High School, Glen Waverley Secondary College and the Blackburn English Language School at the Connection 2010 classroom exhibit at the World Expo in Shanghai, China. 

Here’s a photo from the press event of Minister Pike and Keagan Gibbs and John Filipo from Hume Central Secondary College.  Read more in the press release here.Minister Pike and Keagan Gibbs and John Filipo from Hume Central Secondary College.

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9 Comments

  1. Cisco is a famous high-proven techniques and this is not it strange and I am happy to know that information to have any luck and visit the school's

  2. Wow! I love this! We are reaching a level of connection never before experienced thanks to the exponential growth of technology. Distance has been eradicated, and the language barrier is being removed brick by brick. I can't wait for the day when whole classrooms communicating across the world with other classrooms isn't a marvel, but a common everyday occurrence.

  3. I never thought that this would ever be possible. Great article Linda.

  4. Thanks to Webex most if not all my employees can now work from home. It helps us out tremendously thanks Cisco!

  5. Cisco WebEX really remove distance of between two countries.Nice smiling picture shows how they happy.

  6. Wow Linda,Cisco WebEx perfect benefit of technology is shown here.How technology make possible one class possible in two different countries far away from each other.Thanks for sharing info.

  7. this is great post... thanks for sharing :)

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