And yet… THIS is the world students live in now. THIS is the world our employees live in, too.
And what other choice is there? Essentially, a structural transformation is underway – in ever sector of our economy. This is true all over the world.
In fact, the network is increasingly the platform for everything we do… for industries… new technologies… and innovation.It is also the platform for education.[Raise your hand if you carry a phone that also does email. Now raise your hand if you’re willing to drop that in a tank of water.]
Three main drivers of this evolution are video, mobility and cloud.
EDUCAUSE Horizon Report 2011 reflects what many of us are thinking, living
The Internet is really a fact of life for the generation you are teaching right now – and for the new employees that Cisco is hiring. It’s like the air they breathe. It’s one of their competitive advantages.As one of my colleagues likes to say: To compete in the global economy you need three things…
Howard is saying: So let me leave you with some thoughts about what 21st Century education looks like…
Cloud will enable a student-centric approach, at usage and fee structures not before seen on campus.This will result in an explosion of student services, many video-driven, which will add complexity to thh network.Student billing; entertainment & games services; collaboration services; social site & services access – all are examples of the proliferation for the student.Faculty & administration will also benefit. As Cloud services will be role-based, curriculum, back-end university processes such as billing and facilities scheduling can all be accessible via Cloud.
Here are some of the stats from our first 12 years running NetAcads worldwide…
Over the past dozen or so years we’ve learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t work – and about how to deliver the teaching cost-effectively and when and where the students need it and want it.Notes from slide:NetAcad is much more than numbers it is a premium offering that is continuously innovatingWith a cloud based education delivery system in place it offers… Virtualization and simulation (PACKET TRACER) Gaming theory and practice (ASPIRE) Social media as a learning tool Interactive AssessmentsWhat we are seeing too is what the longevity of the programs has produced: Students who took courses 5 – 7 – 13 years ago are turning into today’s technology industry leaders… Mr. Jan Michalek, General Director of Informatics division at the Ministry of Education, in Slovakia … he and his head technologist for government were Networking Acad graduates. They discovered Cisco through their early exposure to the curricula and Cisco’s products 4 million students have gone through some level of the program
Cisco Quad is a next generation Enterprise Collaboration Platform. It’s based on four fundamental principals, which revolve around the creation of content, the communities of people who create the content, and the fact that they create a new socially driven enterprise that should all be available on one platform. All of this is enabled through pre-integrations to a whole stack of Cisco unified communication products, as well as integrations with third parties applications from Microsoft, Oracle and others. Open standards and APIs enable organizations to build custom integrations with their business systems. Cisco Quad offers a new, virtual place where teams and individuals go to collaborate and get work done. Like a university campus quad, it’s where people come together to create and share experiences, insight, and knowledge. It brings together content, business applications, communications, and enterprise social software into a single, intuitive experience. People easily find information and expertise, act on it, and form teams that easily work together for accelerated results.
Cisco Quad is a comprehensive collaboration platform. Among the many features of Cisco Quad, you’ll find… A personalized dashboard, fully integrated with Webex, IP telephony, Show & Share and a variety of other Cisco solutions. Web 2.0 tools, including blogs and wikisAnd you’ll find real-time enablement, meaning features such as “click-to-call, click to IM, and click-to-webex.Cisco Quad enables teams and knowledge workers to quickly and securely create, share, and scale content and expertise through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous collaboration tools.It’s where you virtually present yourself to the external world. Where you define your profile, preferences and expertise. It is a place where you come to meet other people, create and share content, form teams and communities and interact with people in real-time through voice, IM, email or video.Cisco Quad Is powered by an open architecture that makes it easy to integrate into existing environments. It’s a place where you can experience video in the same way people experience text today, including create, publish, find, manage, and consume.With Cisco Quad, you have a dynamically updating profile that makes it easy for people and information and communities to find you and supply you with the expertise you need. Some of the key benefits our customers receive from Cisco Quad?Accelerates Team PerformanceAllows you to apply governance and manage complianceEnables rich, real-time interactionsMaximizes existing technology investments
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