Cisco Americas Networkhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/rss/Recent AnnouncementsWed, 21 Aug 2019 07:32:54 -0700ISTE 2019: How technology will change careers and industries over the next 10 yearshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10666A talk featuring research from Cisco and Oxford Economics at the ISTE edtech conference looked at "significant transformation" coming in the labor market.2019-07-02http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10666/ ISTE 2019: Cisco Simulator Sends Teachers to Mars for Hands-On Learninghttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10667Cisco's Mars Classroom Simulator Challenge at the ISTE 2019 conference, is an escape room that requires participants to work together to solve a problem in a fictional scenario on the planet Mars. The idea is to give teachers a chance to engage in the same collaborative, hands-on learning experiences they want students to have. The simulator also facilitates the development of problem-solving skills, which is a critical component of a 21st-century skill set. 2019-07-02http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10667/ Changing Lives Through Education Technology http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10630The University of North Carolina at Pembroke and Lewisville ISD in Texas are changing the lives of students, faculty and staff and Cisco technology is helping to educate the next generation for the future of work. 2019-06-12http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10630/ Bridging the Gap to Economic Vitality in Latin Americahttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10582There’s no better place to talk about bridging the gap to economic vitality in Latin America than in Miami where the 6th annual eMerge Americas conference recently took place.2019-06-04http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10582/ Education Wild for Wi-Fi6http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10511Cisco Meraki's Dwight Henning draws on 20 years of edtech experience and dives into the Wild Rose School Division's story on how WiFi-6 turns student and IoT devices networking obstacles into opportunities to promote learning.2019-05-14http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10511/ Supporting the Transition from Education to Employment in Latin America’s Digital Economyhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10491There is a huge opportunity in Latin America right now to train the workforce with digital skills and fill the need for IT related jobs. The more professionals we train with these skills, the bigger the social and economic impact we can make across the region.2019-05-07http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10491/ Between Your Expectations & Fulfilling Your Goals There's a Bridgehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10330From the beginning, Cisco has always been about connection. Connecting the unconnected brings people, places and things together. It lets a grandmother connect with her grandchildren, a job applicant connect with a hiring manager, a car connect with its driver, a bank connect with its customers, a government connect with its people, and more. But starting in 2019, Cisco has a new focus. We’re looking for ways to solve global problems by connecting people, ideas, and technology too. 2019-03-26http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10330/ Cryptojacking Targets Educationhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10209Cisco security reports that education is among one of the top verticals affected by a newer form of nefarious cybercrime. Malicious cryptomining or cryptojacking, as it's called, describes the theft of computer processing resources — electricity, cloud services and other digital assets — that are then exploited to do cryptocurrency mining without the owner's permission or knowledge.2019-03-01http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10209/ Fog Computing vs. Edge Computing: What Higher Education IT Teams Need to Knowhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10087Did you know that Cisco coined the term "fog computing?" Learn what it is, how it differs from edge computing and why higher education network infrastructures can benefit from fog or edge computing as they incorporate the Internet of Things on campuses.2019-01-30http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10087/ Gallatin College Uses Cisco Webex to Provide the Future of Work in Classrooms Todayhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9984Gallatin College students and faculty are using Cisco Webex Boards, Webex Teams and more to facilitate student learning on and off campus.2019-01-07http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9984/ Gallatin College Uses Cisco Webex to Provide the Future of Work in Classrooms Todayhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9985Cisco's Britt Norwood, vice president of U.S. public sector state, local and education (SLED) west highlights Gallatin College's use of collaborative technology, like Cisco Webex Boards and Teams, to stay connected between classes, labs and more with virtual meeting spaces, messaging, file sharing, interactive whiteboard, video calling and more—just like the researchers at MSU.2019-01-07http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9985/ 41 edtech predictions for higher ed in 2019http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9981Cisco's Shannon Leininger, vice president of U.S. public sector state, local and education (SLED) east, offers a prediction for higher edtech in 2019. As universities work to create a safer campus that protects students and faculty’s data and devices across the network, they will also be turning to technology to improve physical security. 2019-01-02http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9981/ 96 edtech predictions for K12 in 2019http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9982Cisco's Shannon Leininger, vice president of U.S. public sector state, local and education (SLED) east, offers holistic school security system predictions for K12 edtech in 2019.2019-01-02http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9982/ Montana State's flexible research network is improving security and reducing costshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9917Montana State University CIO Jerry Sheehan discusses the campus' Cisco intent-based network and how the university is improving security and reducing costs as a result.2018-12-06http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9917/ How VCU's cyber-physical security system is keeping 32,000 students safehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9868Alex Henson, chief information officer of the 32,000-student, urban Virginia Commonwealth University, discusses how the university and Cisco worked to improve the digital aspect of physical security—connected security cameras and instant communication platforms. Cisco and its ecosystem partners' safer campus solution has increased safety, led to a drop in campus crime and helped informed students about tornadoes near campus after Hurricane Florence. Shannon Leininger, a VP of public sector and education at Cisco, credits VCU's vision for a holistic solution and reducing silos as keys to their success. 2018-11-26http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9868/ EDUCAUSE 2018: Software-Defined Networks Advance Research Computinghttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9754Montana State University CIO sees faster service and stronger security in Cisco DNA.2018-11-01http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9754/ MSU Expands Research Networking Capabilities with Ciscohttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9753Montana State University used Cisco's Software-Defined Access to transform its research networking. Watch the video to see the impact on students and faculty! 2018-11-01http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9753/ EDUCAUSE 2018: How Intent-Based Networking Helps Montana State Live Up to Its 125-Year Old Missionhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9734Montana State University CIO Jerry Sheehan shares his campus' digital transformation and how Cisco's intent-based networking helps Montana State Live Up to Its 125-Year Old Mission. Learn how MSU honors its land grant heritage of accomplishing innovative, groundbreaking research in science and technology – and shares that knowledge with others to benefit the greater good.2018-10-31http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9734/ EDUCAUSE 2018: Creating the Safer Campushttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9733Cisco's U.S. Public Sector Eastern Area Vice President for State, Local and Education Shannon Leininger spotlights a group of universities that are using Cisco solutions to create safer campuses for their students and faculty, both in the physical and digital worlds.2018-10-30http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9733/ How technology is teaching kids to care about the world and each otherhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9693Education influencer Rusul Alrubail meets Edgar Ochoa, a seventh grade social studies teacher from Phoenix, Arizona, who uses Cisco's Corporate and Social Responsibility program Global Problem Solvers: The Series. Imagine the possibilities as the students' learn from an animated series made up of characters and an activity that challenges students to create their own solutions to real-world problems collide. 2018-10-19http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9693/ Cisco’s Toronto innovation centre shines light on digital campushttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9605The Innovation Centre co-located with Cisco’s Canadian headquarters in Toronto has played host to a number of different of types of solutions, but recently, it’s gone back to school...2018-10-01http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9605/ Cisco unveils Education Room, talks future of technology in learning spaceshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9590From WiFi technology that can collect student behaviour patterns to security cameras that keep schools safe, Cisco’s latest installment of the Education Room in its Innovation Centre focuses on the possibilities of emerging technology that can be used in universities and colleges.2018-09-26http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9590/ Inspiring students to become global problem solvershttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9493Insights from a middle school educator on Cisco's new education corporate social responsibility program Global Problem Solver: The Series and its benefits to students. 2018-08-31http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9493/ For Students to Thrive in the Digital Economyhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9477Cisco's Senior Director of Corporate Responsibility discusses the company's newest education initiative, Global Problem Solvers: The Series and how the pathway for change agents begin in middle school. Global Problem Solvers is a video series available at no charge to educators in multiple languages designed to engage students with hands-on STEM learning.2018-08-24http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9477/ Universities Integrate Smartboards to Promote Collaboration on Campushttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9459University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's Eric Loepp, a political science professor at UW-Whitewater Webex uses Webex Boards and Teams as a way to get students involved. Later this year, UW-Whitewater plans to expand its implementation of Webex Boards and Teams.2018-08-17http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9459/ The 4 C’s of Learning in a Connected Classroomhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9122Cisco's new report highlights the key factors for establishing a successful marriage of technology and the classroom curriculum.2018-07-30http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9122/ Cybersecurity CTE Programs Like Cisco Networking Academy on the Risehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9102Cybersecurity programs that allow students to earn professional credentials or college credit are becoming increasingly popular at schools nationwide. Many of these schools have become a Cisco Networking Academy, allowing them to choose from an array of courses to fit a standard template of four total to provide professional or post-secondary credentials to students. Education Dive details the success of programs like the Cisco Networking Academy.2018-07-20http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9102/ ISTE 2018: Cisco Uses Animation to Inspire Students to Enact Global Changehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9056Cisco debuts its animated Global Problem Solvers: The Series to encourage K-12 students to use critical thinking and entrepreneurial spirit to solve real world problems through STEM. Phoenix educator Edgar Ochoa piloted the program with his 8th grade social studies students. And the results? “Once we let their imaginations fly, the results were unbelievable,” Ochoa said. 2018-06-29http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9056/ Cisco Live 2018: In Keynote, CEO Robbins Says Networks Must Change Fundamentallyhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9058At Cisco Live CEO Chuck Robbins talks about the “the network’s next act,” which is to evolve into an intelligent and secure platform for delivering business outcomes. 2018-06-29http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9058/ Cisco Partners with CILC for Connected Educators Program http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9045Cisco Education Advocates Mary Schlegelmilch and Dr. Lance Ford debut Cisco's new Connected Educators program, a badging program for teachers, administrators and content providers who use Cisco technologies to augment teaching and learning, build new content and enhance administrative management. The program is a Cisco collaboration with the Center for Interactive Teaching and Learning and Collaboration (CILC), an organization that brings teachers and content providers together to deliver immersive, video-enabled learning experiences to students.2018-06-27http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9045/