education

May 1, 2013

EDUCATION

Elevating the Learning Experience through Mobile Collaboration

It’s no secret that new technologies are changing the way students learn. The modern classroom is no longer confined to a physical space and students have access to greater educational opportunities than ever before. Much like video has created new models for learning; mobile video collaboration is extending the boundaries of education even more. Imagine […]

A Half Million Likes on Facebook: Cisco Networking Academy Uses Social Media to Engage and Educate

This post was written by Hilal Chouman, social media strategist for Cisco Networking Academy Since late 2009, Cisco Networking Academy (NetAcad), one of Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs, has been present on various social media networks. The earliest presence was on the rising social network of that time: Facebook. In late 2010, NetAcad’s Facebook […]

April 29, 2013

PERSPECTIVES

Hershey Teams Up with Cisco to Deliver Telepresence to Students in Ghana

I’ve always liked The Hershey Company. Before now it was mostly for the delicious morsels they stack candy shelves with, but now I’m even more impressed with the company because of what it’s doing for the underprivileged youth in both the U.S. and Ghana. In the summer of 2012, Cisco’s own Ed Schermerhorn worked with […]

April 24, 2013

EDUCATION

Systematic Transformation: The Intersection with Technology in a Journey Toward the Future– Part Four of Six

Part Four of a Six-Part Series: Modernizing Teaching and Learning in the U.S. Part four will focus on the critical role education leaders play in the intersection of technology and the future of learning.  Previous parts of this series included: The Need for Change Challenges in Changing the System Systematic Change and Navigating Culture Higher […]

April 22, 2013

DIGITAL AND SOCIAL

5 Tips to Becoming a “Savvy” Social Media Marketer

Where do you go to find social media tips, statistics, trends, and best practices? I recently attended the Social Media for Savvy Marketers event hosted by Cisco featuring speakers from Twitter, SAP, Adobe, BuzzFeed, Salesforce.com, Percolate, and more. The two-day event brought candid conversations, interactive panel sessions, and an engaging way to learn how B2B […]

April 17, 2013

EDUCATION

Collaboration Evolution: Why Your School Should Migrate to Next-Generation Communications Systems

In today’s digital world, communication platforms matter. In a recent Cisco Government blog post we looked at how antiquated communication systems hold back government agencies. The same holds true for educational institutions. Legacy TDM and Centrex systems are costly to manage and limit collaboration, precluding schools and universities from truly embracing the advantages that next […]

April 5, 2013

EDUCATION

EG: Inspiring Speakers Who Will Make You Rethink Learning

The deadline for the upcoming EG Conference, Learning is Everything—and Everything is Learning, is around the corner on April 11. Check out the amazing and inspiring speakers – scientists, explorers, inventors and artists – who will make you rethink everything you thought you knew about learning. Click here to learn more.

April 5, 2013

DIGITAL AND SOCIAL

Getting the Insiders’ View of Social Media

Did you happen to catch the Let’s Chat! #ciscosmt Social Media Training Series executive panel USTREAM broadcast on Wednesday April 3rd? It was the first installment of an ongoing series we will provide through regular Twitter chats and occasional video chats. Side Note: In between Wednesday’s executive panel broadcast and our next Twitter chat, taking […]

April 4, 2013

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Top 10 Tips for Executive Social Media

Navigating social media can be an intimidating challenge for many people, but particularly for company executives who may not be naturally inclined to communicate using social channels or have the time to learn how to use them. My own experience with social media has evolved – initially by watching my teenage children use it to communicate, […]