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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 […]

February 4, 2014

EDUCATION

Cisco Supports Goals of Presidential Initiative to Connect More Schools and Libraries to the Internet

Cisco – with more than 15 years of experience in implementing technology solutions in K-12 schools — strongly supports the goals of President Obama’s initiative to connect more schools and libraries to the Internet, and at faster speeds. We understand that technology is changing the world.  Our children aren’t just competing against the kids down […]

January 28, 2014

EDUCATION

Special Needs School Uses Technology to Prepare Students for the Future

Berkshire Union Free School District (UFSD) isn’t your typical educational facility. It is located in Canaan, NY where poverty rates are over 90% and 85% of its students have special needs. Berkshire USFD provides an education to young men, ages 12-18, who have been classified as emotionally or learning disabled and have been unsuccessful at […]

January 17, 2014

EDUCATION

Using Advanced Technology to Build a 21st Century University Experience

As Florida Polytechnic University’s Chief Information Officer, my job is to ensure the University uses modern and emerging technologies to offer our students experiential learning opportunities. The higher education industry is undergoing a paradigm shift in which technology for teaching and learning is a part of the educational ecosystem and something that students expect. At […]

August 28, 2013

EDUCATION

The Best Thinking in Higher Education IT

The largest Higher Education IT event of the year, EDUCAUSE 2013 takes place  in Anaheim, California  October 15-18. We will be there along with about 5,000 key decision makers from the United States, Canada, and around the world. If you are planning to attend,  visit the Cisco team at booth #601, where we will showcase […]

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 […]

June 13, 2013

EDUCATION

Breaking Down Barriers to Learning with Video – Featured Sessions at ISTE 2013

Colleges and universities continually innovate to address the changing demands on them – increased demand by millenials for virtual offerings, pressure to keep costs down, and the changing needs of the community for a skilled workforce. These demands combined with ongoing resource constraints – limited budgets, classroom space and faculty resources – consistently drive the […]

January 16, 2013

EDUCATION

Do you do the flip? Flipped Classroom that is…

2012 was a big year for technology in education, and as promised, I’ll be diving into 5 of the top tech trends in education that are sure to take 2013 by storm! One of the biggest trends I hear teachers and administrators talking about is the Flipped Classroom. While this isn’t a new concept, it […]

January 9, 2013

EDUCATION

The Year Ahead in the Classroom – Wherever the Classroom May Be…

After a well deserved break and perhaps a bit of indulgence over the holidays, we are now back to the books and looking ahead at what 2013 has in store for education. Last year we watched as school districts embraced mobile learning and universities relied more on collaborative technologies. Those that took the leap and […]