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New Cisco blueprint to skill students for New-Age technologies

IANS  |  Hyderabad 

Realising the need to skill students in like Big Data analytics, (AI) and cyber security, global networking giant on Thursday announced a "Blueprint for Digital Education" here.

The blueprint will allow colleges and universities to enable students learn anywhere with "Connected Classroom" solutions which use the "Digital Network Architecture" (Cisco DNA) and such as "WebEx" and Cisco "Spark" all-in-one

"Cisco Connected Campus" provides extensive to help administrators make data-driven decisions while managing facilities, lighting, parking and

"By offering educators and students more ways to connect, engage, manage and succeed, the Cisco 'Blueprint for Digital Education' aims to help colleges and universities create a completely integrated digital environment that meets the high expectations of today's students," Sudhir Nayar, Managing Director, Commercial Sales, Cisco and SAARC, told reporters here.

The digital learning solutions' market in is now pegged at $2 billion, said Nayar while addressing the gathering during the Cisco "Digital Summit" at the (ISB) here.

With approximately 30 per cent of India's current population in the 0-15 age group, the sector in is poised to witness significant growth.

However, the system faces challenges such as capacity, scale and quality, Cisco said in a statement.

The blueprint is based on Cisco's highly and unified voice, video and wireless communications, protected by state-of-the-art and lay the framework for connected campuses, empowered educators, informed administrators and students.

In India, several leading institutions such as Manipal University, Birla Institute of & Science (BITS), Jamia Hamdard and are using Cisco

"With smart workspaces that automatically track student attendance and progress, schools and universities can operate efficiently in a rapidly changing environment," Cisco said.

Digital learning classrooms can support new online learning experiences, worldwide collaboration and rich with virtual classrooms.

Cisco "Connected Research" solutions are helping researchers, faculty and students conduct high-performance (HPC) in a secure environment and quickly scale resources to fuel innovation.



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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 13:26 IST