distance learning

June 1, 2016

COLLABORATION

How Video Helps Schools Reimagine Education

Imagine a school where students use mobile devices to learn from anywhere at any time. Students can interact face-to-face with classmates around the world. Where students and educators who can’t be present in a classroom can still be part of the class. Educators, superintendents, administrators and deans come together virtually to collaborate with video conferencing. […]

March 31, 2016

EDUCATION

Destination Diversity: Connected Bus Tour Makes History Come Alive

It all started with an idea: what if we could bring students from different schools in different parts of the country together to discuss civil rights issues?

February 27, 2014

EDUCATION

Bringing Back Music Education to Our Schools

While many are arguing the existence of a comeback in liberal arts education, too many public schools are seeing a decline in arts education due to budget and resource cuts. The benefits of music and arts education are well documented, but we continue to see schools losing music programs. Unfortunately, cutting music programs in public […]

November 18, 2013

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

The Internet of Everything: Where Technology and Innovation Meet To Make the World a Better Place

What will the future be like? As depicted in today’s popular movies and books, the future is either one of bright promise—where the world’s greatest problems have been solved by technology and greater human enlightenment—or it’s a dystopian world where today’s problems have only gotten worse, technology has gone bad, and the very survival of […]

August 26, 2013

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Back to School: Transforming the Classroom with IoE

With students and teachers heading back to school, I’ve been thinking about when attended high school and college. For me, collaboration meant getting together with study groups, phone calls for homework help and office hours with teachers. For my two children – one a college junior and one college freshman – I have seen streaming […]

July 1, 2013

EDUCATION

Innovation is Standard at Idaho Education Network

For the last four or five years, I’ve watched as the Idaho Education Network (IEN) has implemented and reaped the benefits from their distance education program and use of video conferencing, or telepresence. To this day, they continue to improve on success, and during a session at ISTE 2013 last week, Brady Kraft and his […]

May 13, 2013

EDUCATION

Learning Hubs: Where Learning Takes Place in a Digital World

It has long been known that a combination of both formal and informal learning is an effective way of turning theory (explicit knowledge) into practice (tacit knowledge). This includes working and learning alongside more experienced people, both online and face-to-face. The nature of learning is changing, and new learning technologies are proliferating. Additionally, there is […]

April 23, 2013

VIDEO

A Delicious Experience: Connecting Kids in Rural Ghana with Kids at Hershey’s via Telepresence

I am often asked what it takes to create a successful telepresence experience. Usually, I respond with requirements like: a high-speed network, great lighting, good acoustic space and the right equipment. However, after a trip I took late last year, I’m going to add “stable power” to the list, and here’s why. In late 2011, […]

February 25, 2013

VIDEO

Cisco Joins Forces with Wharton School on Classroom of the Future

I am proud to be part of a company that is making innovations in education on a daily basis. You may have already heard how universities around the world are using Cisco to transform the classroom, and today’s news is further evidence of this. The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is working with […]