1 Cisco Networking Academy Program Brian Wright Weber Institute of Applied Science and Technology.
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1 Cisco Networking Academy Program Brian Wright Weber Institute of Applied Science and Technology
222 Education in a Changing Economy “The two great equalizers in life are the Internet and education.” John Chambers President and CEO “The two great equalizers in life are the Internet and education.” John Chambers President and CEO
333 The Cisco Networking Academy Program A blended learning model combines curriculum, assessment, and instruction to improve student learning Preparation for networking and IT jobs and higher education in engineering, computer science, and other fields Student Learning Curriculum AssessmentInstruction
444 Evolution of the Academy Program Cisco designs practical, cost effective networks for schools Curriculum to train teachers, staff and students to wire and maintain networks October 1997: Academy launched in the United States Expanded to global IT career development program Partnering with not-for-profit educational institutions 444
555 Global E-Learning Laboratory 400,000 Active Students 9 Languages 35,000 Online Tests Daily 10,000+ Academies, 151 Countries 20,000+ Instructors
666 What Is a Blended Learning Model? Standards-based curriculum Hands-on labs Face-to-face instruction Embedded assessment and accountability
777 High Quality Curriculum CCNA 1 through 4 CCNP 1 through 4 Wireless LANs Network Security Java Programming UNIX Voice and Data Cabling IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software IT Essentials II: Network Operating Systems
888 The Workforce of Tomorrow Despite recent slow down, IT industry predicted to grow by 6–7% in 2004 Internet users continue to increase, expected 1 billion users by 2006 New devices increase dependence on networks Industry certification indicates mastery
999 Equalizing Opportunity 90 Academies established in 32 of the Least Developed Countries Women increasingly enroll in Academy classes and complete courses Academies established in poor communities with high minority populations Students with learning disabilities find multimedia alternatives help them keep pace
10 Philanthropic and Business Leader Cisco creates social and economic value The Academy proves that information technology is changing education Global partners combine social mission with business objectives
11 The Weber Institute Advantage Weber Institute’s Cisco Networking Academy Offers: Up to 16 units of transferable college credits. Credentialed and Certified instructors. The latest in networking lab equipment. Free classes for Stockton Unified School District students. One free CCNA exam to be taken at an independent testing site.
12 Education Universities, Technical Schools, Community Colleges, Secondary Schools Civil Society Communications Workers of America (CWA), International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Government and International Organizations Education, World Bank, UNDP/APDIP Business Sun, HP, Adobe, Panduit, Fluke Partners Drawn to Success