SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - March 2, 2011) - Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) will host a virtual forum for school and higher education leaders to discuss the role that technology can play in creating a "connected learning society" that fosters collaboration and communications, and transforms the learning experience.

Who: Opening remarks via video from Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers; college, university and K-12 educators; and education thought leaders. Program highlights include:

  • Message from John Chambers
    John Chambers, chairman and CEO, Cisco

  • The Global Journey to 21st Century Learning
    Michael Stevenson, vice president, Global Education, Cisco

  • Making Schooling Relevant for Today's World
    Gregory B. Whitby, executive director of schools, Diocese of Parramatta,

  • Rethinking Education Inside and Outside the Classroom
    Salman Khan, founder, Khan Academy

  • Getting the Best Out of Professional Development
    Gay Krause, founder, Krause Center for Innovation

  • The Future of Education: How Do We Get There?
    Gene Wilhoit, executive director, Council of Chief State School Officers

  • Higher Education and K-12 Breakout Sessions

The event agenda and complete list of speakers and discussion topics are available here.

Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PST

Attend live via the Internet:

Those interested can register online to attend the event. The education virtual forum will also be available on demand through September, 2011. Also, please visit the virtual exhibit hall to see the Cisco education technology solutions that are creating connected learning environments as well as information on special product offerings.

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Cisco, Education, Higher Education, K-12, Learning, Technology

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