education

February 13, 2013

EDUCATION

Wifi password please?

Back in the days, I was one of those students who wanted the most up to date scientific calculators and the latest design of the Trapper Keeper notebook.  These days, it’s the wifi access the students want, to stay connected anytime, anywhere on their smartphones or tablets. According to the Cisco Connected World Technology Report more […]

February 12, 2013

EDUCATION

Learnings and Reflections from the Education World Forum 2013

About a week ago, I posted a blog sharing my expectations on the Education World Forum 2013, as well as key details on Cisco’s participation as Platinum sponsor of this event. After what was a very interesting gathering, I think it is time to share with you some of the learnings and outcomes I took […]

February 6, 2013

EDUCATION

Realize the Promise of BYOD with the Next Generation Education Workspace

Can 1 +1 really = 3 (or more)?  Consider the opportunity presented by the thoughtful convergence of BYOD and virtual desktop technologies. BYOD is one of the most important trends in education technology today. However, many BYOD initiatives are limited to providing personal devices with basic network connectivity via the campus Wi-Fi network. Traditional virtual […]

February 6, 2013

DIGITAL AND SOCIAL

Pinning Down Pinterest Best Practices

Oh the joys of pinning new ideas, trends, videos, and so much more on Pinterest! I’ll admit it…I have a little obsession, racking up thousands of pins between professional and personal Pinterest accounts. Just like Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and other social media channels, Pinterest has its own culture and communication style. After countless hours of […]

February 1, 2013

EDUCATION

Education 3.0 transformation workshop at BETT, London, January 31st 2013

BETT is the largest education event in the world, attracting some 40,000 government ministers and officials, education leaders, teachers and IT managers from around the world.  This year Cisco sponsored two sessions – one on flipped classrooms and the other on education transformation, and on which I was a panel member and chaired by my […]

February 1, 2013

EDUCATION

A Six-Part Series: Transforming Higher Education in the US

This six-part series will focus on transformation of the traditional higher education system in the United States.  While a topic that causes some anxiety for higher education leaders, there is no choice but to change.  The question is how colleges and universities across the country will go about that change and the role that technology […]

January 29, 2013

EDUCATION

Education Systems Continue Exchange at Education World Forum in London

My first blog entry from the Education World Forum (EWF) reported how the powerful opening presentations challenged this high powered conference. By the half-way mark we have been given a fascinating snapshot of the issues and opportunities facing education systems all around the world. Two founding presentations have set the tone for much of the […]

January 28, 2013

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

The Internet of Everything Has Begun

When most people think of their early experiences with the internet, the memory comes with a sound: the scratchy noise of a dial-up modem. What a long way we’ve come. We have gone from clumsy desktop computing to a world of mobile computing with smartphones, laptops, and tablets. Businesses can interact with customers real-time through […]

January 28, 2013

EDUCATION

Charles Clarke and Bob Geldof got the 2013 Education World Forum off to a Cracking Start

The Education World Forum (EWF) is off to a cracking start. Charles Clarke, former UK Secretary of State for Education and founder of the EWF, brought his huge experience of and commitment to turning political vision in to practical action, challenging the delegates to create the conditions that can transform education systems – forging consensus, […]