Systematic Transformation: The Intersection with Technology in a Journey Toward the Future (Scaling Best Practices) – …
This six-part series focuses on transformation of the traditional higher education system in the United States. Read parts 1 through 4 on the Cisco Education blog. At Cisco we are seeing outstanding examples of change, some of which have been highlighted throughout this blog series. Others, unfortunately, are one-time interventions, and tend to be unsustainable. […]
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 […]
Napkins, Toolboxes, and IT..
What do these three things have in common? For Lone Star College System (LSCS), the fastest growing community college in the U.S., these items helped build a whole new technology foundation. While at a higher-education conference, CIO of LSCS, Link Alander, and former VP of data center virtualization at Presidio, Steve Kaplan, began hashing out […]
Systematic Transformation in Higher Education: The Intersection with Technology in a Journey Toward the Future (Navigati …
Part 3 of 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. The Need for Change and Shared Challenges were the focus of the previous chapters in this series. From Cisco’s experience with higher education institutions in the […]
Online Learning and MOOCs – passing fads or major game changers?
It is twenty years since Harvard moved into online learning, quickly followed by Rice, MIT – and the Open University. So it is worth asking what is new about Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)? I think two things are new: First, the scale of the disruption: free learning, for hundreds of thousands of individuals, most […]
Cisco at Going Global 2013: Internationalising Higher Education
In just a couple of hours Cisco will be taking part in one of the largest and most important gatherings for the internationalization of tertiary education. Going Global is an open forum hosted by the British Council that attracts over 1200 participants from 80 countries including education ministers, senior policy makers, presidents and vice-chancellors, researchers, […]
How to build the future you
Most of us did not grow up sharing our private feelings with the world. Today we are faced with the challenge of needing to build our brand. This test can help you understand how socially connected you already are. Be as web savvy as a librarian When was the last time you visited a library? […]
Shared Challenges – Part Two of Six on Transforming Higher Education
This six-part series focuses on transformation of the traditional higher education system in the United States. This part focuses on the fact that universities are more similar than they are different. Universities in the U.S. share common challenges: inadequate access, dated teaching methodologies, and perceived irrelevance of our current programs. First, we have a problem […]