Technology is changing the way people everywhere learn and teach. At Cisco, we use our core expertise in networking technology to improve both the delivery and quality of education--better preparing students of all ages with the skills they need to succeed in a global, technology-driven society.
Cisco Networking Academy and the University of Belgrade in Serbia established the F_email Project in 2008 to train women in networking technology and give them the confidence to enter the information and communications technology (ICT) workforce. More than 65 women have been empowered by the program.
Our flagship Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, Cisco Networking Academy, is the world's largest classroom, bringing technology education, 21st-century skills, and improved job prospects to 4 million students in 165 countries since its inception.
With its blended learning model that combines classroom instruction with online curricula and interactive tools, Networking Academy epitomizes how technology can enrich learning. Networking Academy prepares people for careers and further education in the ICT field while improving economic outlook for people and communities around the world.
We multiply impact in education around the world through Cisco- and partner-led initiatives.
Following natural disasters in locations like China's Sichuan Province and the U.S. Gulf Coast, we worked to modernize regional education programs and help educators and students use technology to enhance the educational experience.
To facilitate discussion and collaboration about educational transformation, we established GETideas.org, an online community where education leaders from more than 100 countries can share ideas, resources, and best practices.
These and other efforts help educators prepare students around the world to participate in a world that increasingly requires Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) knowledge; critical thinking; and creativity.
We work with students, educators, nonprofits, and education system leaders in developed and developing countries, providing volunteer expertise, cash, and technology grants.
For example, we collaborate with and support nonprofit partners such as Teach for America, Teachers Without Borders, City Year, and Citizen Schools.
We also make strategic investments in organizations committed to using technology to transform education. These include the National Center for Learning Disabilities, MIND Research Institute, and the New York Hall of Science.
Read about the impact Networking Academy is making in Mexico City.
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Two of Cisco's nonprofit partners help students learn to love math through cloud-based learning games and volunteer mentors.
In China, Cisco partnered with dozens of governmental and community partners to create technology-enabled schools through the Connecting Sichuan program.
After Hurricane Katrina, forward-thinking education leaders saw an opportunity for long-term reform. Cisco established the 21st Century Schools Initiative to help make their vision a reality.