education

January 8, 2013

GOVERNMENT

A Top Strategy in 2013: Making the Network Connections that Open Society

While in Oslo last month for the Nobel Peace Prize activities, I heard two words that I haven’t been able to get out of my mind: “open government”. They were the focus of discussion among the 15 international delegates—representing 14 countries and 3 continents—that Cisco had invited to its  “Visioning Open Government” conference  The delegates […]

December 21, 2012

EDUCATION

Education Fast Forward Debate – “From Learner Voice to Emerging Leaders”

Edu­ca­tion Fast For­ward (EFF), an orga­ni­za­tion, spon­sored jointly by Promethean and Cisco, that brings together lead­ing global experts and change agents from the world of edu­ca­tion to dis­cuss ‘the top­ics that mat­ter most’, wants to begin to change that by bring­ing together some artic­u­late and intel­li­gent voices from the world’s youth to dis­cuss issues that […]

December 21, 2012

EDUCATION

Celebrating the Gift – Cisco TelePresence connects, engages Los Angeles students

This holiday season, the Urban Entertainment Institute, Cisco and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) have joined forces to address the achievement gap in education, the dropout rate and the need to keep performing arts in schools by integrating academics, arts and technology to bridge the cultural gap in education throughout the world. Unprecedented […]

December 19, 2012

EDUCATION

Cisco’s Prediction of 2013 Education Technology Trends: The Big Three to Watch

I believe that the New Year will signal three major shifts in education:  The Internet of Everything, Shared Services, and Cloud Computing. We are rapidly moving into a phase that we call “The Internet of Everything.”  Today, there are more things connected to the internet than there are people in the world.  In the near […]

December 18, 2012

EDUCATION

Cisco’s 2012 Education Retrospective

At the beginning of 2012, we saw three major trends emerging in the education space, but we had no idea that they would all be converging: Flipped Learning, BYOD, and Shared Collaborative Platforms. This time last year, I was sitting at an old, high-top biology lab table with my son’s AP Biology teacher, asking him […]

December 11, 2012

EDUCATION

Cisco Delivers the Power of Wi-Fi to a Colorado University

Having had a great time at  EDUCAUSE 2012 in Denver this year, I wanted to follow-up on an interesting story from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  Universities around the country are using technology to drive greater levels of knowledge sharing and improve the effectiveness of education, and our friends at CU Boulder are no […]

December 9, 2012

EDUCATION

Best Practices Webinar: Planning Your Wireless Network for Mobile Learning

Mobile learning is an important trend in education today. The Mooresville Graded School District (MGSD) is at the forefront of this trend with their successful “Digital Conversion” and 1:1 laptop initiative. MGSD embarked on this journey in 2007. Today, MGSD ranks second in the state in overall student achievement even though it is one of […]

November 19, 2012

DIGITAL AND SOCIAL

8 Qualities for a Good Social Media Training Program

We’re curious… What do you look for when choosing  social media training programs you will participate in? It can be daunting, given the variety of information, organizations, and strategies out in the socialphere. On top of that, learning methods and preferences are different for everyone, making it even more important that we each find the […]

November 13, 2012

EDUCATION

Connected Education Is About “Being There”

Education is changing. All around the world schools, colleges and universities are seeking new approaches to teaching that overcome longstanding barriers to learning. Innovative education leaders are using new technologies to expand access to education, increase student engagement and improve student outcomes. The Mooresville Graded School District, one of the lowest funded districts in North […]