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1 © 2009 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco ConfidentialCorporate Affairs© 2009 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco Confidential Amy Christen October 5, 2009 The Imperative to Transform Education

2 © 2009 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco ConfidentialCorporate Affairs 2 About 115 million children of primary school age are not currently enrolled in school. [1] Cohen & Bloom, Cultivating Minds.

3 © 2009 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco ConfidentialCorporate Affairs 3 Most are illiterate and live in absolute poverty; [1] Cohen & Bloom, Cultivating Minds. the majority are female.

4 © 2009 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco ConfidentialCorporate Affairs 4 Of school-age children who enter primary school in developing countries, more than one in four drops out before attaining literacy. World Bank 2002

5 © 2009 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco ConfidentialCorporate Affairs 5 Even in developed countries, education has not caught up with the “net generation”.

6 © 2009 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco ConfidentialCorporate Affairs 6 “Higher levels of education leads to improved child health, lower crime rates and lower welfare expenditures.” Bowles, Gintis and Groves (2005) Unequal Chances: Family Background and Economic Success

7 © 2009 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco ConfidentialCorporate Affairs 7 Change is needed NOW

8 © 2009 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco ConfidentialCorporate Affairs 8 Learning Is Important To Individuals and Society –and Increasingly So Higher Education Levels Better Jobs Better Benefits Health Learning activity in older age can protect against cognitive decline and dementia Earn more More pleasant jobs Are more productive Better vacations Pensions Experience better health

9 © 2009 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco ConfidentialCorporate Affairs 9 The Case for Change Results refer to US 2-year college and technical diploma graduates, but are similar for hs and 4-year college graduates Source: National Council on Economic Education, Tough Choices or Tough Times?—The Report of the New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce, Washington, 2007; Workforce Readiness Project, “The best employers the world over will be looking for the most creative, most innovative people on the face of the earth.” Tough Choices for Tough Times, 2007 % Employers Think 21st Century Skills Will Be More Important in Graduates over Next 5 Years* Critical Thinking/ Problem Solving IT Application Teamwork/ Collaboration Creativity/ Innovation Diversity

10 © 2009 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco ConfidentialCorporate Affairs 10 The Short Life Of The 21 st Century Job  Today’s learners will have jobs by the time they are 38  1 of 4 workers today is working for a company at which they have been employed for less than a year [1] [1] [1] US Department of Labor.

11 © 2009 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco ConfidentialGlobal Education© 2009 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco Confidential 11 Rising to the Challenge

12 © 2009 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco ConfidentialCorporate Affairs 12 We Need A New Approach To Learning  Peer learning is important and networks of skilled people are essential to economic and social progress  Your learning impacts mine, together we will be productive  Not only within communities, but across countries

13 © 2009 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco ConfidentialCorporate Affairs 13 I really need help with my upcoming exam… I’ll my friend Charlie at Cisco …maybe he can help

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16 © 2009 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco ConfidentialCorporate Affairs 16 From Security Guard to Data Officer "There is a huge demand for skilled IT people in Kenya and I would advise everyone who is seeking a technical career in IT to pursue Cisco courses.” Elizabeth Ndegwa, Kenya

17 © 2009 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco ConfidentialCorporate Affairs 17 Personalized Learning Individualised to the preferences and capabilities of the learner Linked to stage, not age Objective-based, not time-based learning Decoupling learning from age groups sets the conditions for genuine lifelong learning

18 © 2009 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco ConfidentialCorporate Affairs 18 Personalized Learning Authored and delivered by leading experts and teachers - to the learner where and when they need it Best in Global Content Student manages their own learning from active and passive sources e.g. YouTube Learner in Control Seamless switching between devices, between institutions, geographically and throughout life Portable

19 © 2009 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco ConfidentialCorporate Affairs 19 BROADCAST LEARNING Broadcast Learning vs. Interactive Learning  Individualistic learning  Teacher-centered  One-size-fits-all  Instruction: learning about  Collaborative learning  Learner centered  One-size-fits-one  Discovery: learning to be INTERACTIVE LEARNING Grown Up Digital 2009

20 © 2009 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco ConfidentialCorporate Affairs 20 Education: WEF/Global Education Initiative  Partnerships for Education: Methodologies, best practices, and actionable frameworks  Began 2003 in Jordan with JEI 100 Discovery schools (80K students) E-curricula (Math, Arabic, ICT, Science, EFT, Civics)  Impact on Jordan PISA 2006 scores increased by 40pts Instrument for increased innovation Mobilization of resources, influx of tech.  Success Factors Leadership, Country vision, International partners  Now in Egypt and the Indian state of Rajasthan Partnering with the World Economic Forum (WEF) and UNESCO…

21 © 2009 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco ConfidentialCorporate Affairs 21st Century School Initiative (21s) Louisiana/ Mississippi USA  Education 3.0 initiative to create sustainable, scalable and replicable model for education transformation  Three year, launched October 2005  8 districts, 50 schools  More than 30,000 students have been impacted  Education Development Center (EDC) has documented improvements

22 © 2009 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco ConfidentialCorporate Affairs 22 Large and Global Diverse Students and Communities Students: age, gender (19%), and challenging circumstances Communities: mature and developing countries 165+ Countries 750,000+ students/year 2.7 Million+ students over 12 years Cisco Networking Academy Diverse Educational Institutions Entry Level Networking Skills Education Focus: Individuals and Underserved Communities Universities, community colleges, vocational schools, secondary schools, non-profit organizations, second chance.

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27 © 2009 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco ConfidentialCorporate Affairs 27 Guidelines for a New Generation Don’t discount experience Be patient at work Balance social contact Don’t buy bad products Continue your education Aspire to live a principled life Don’t give up

28 28 © 2009 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco ConfidentialGlobal Education© 2009 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco Confidential

29 © 2009 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Cisco ConfidentialCorporate Affairs New York City iSchool  A research and development project aimed at innovating secondary school practices to better prepare students for college and careers in the 21st century global economy  Equipped with video conferencing, virtual desktop program…all students have laptops  Early success indicators 22% of students passed the Global Studies Regents exam after 5 months of instruction 1500 applications for 150 spaces for % attendance


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