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Home Lessons: Cisco Webex Initiatives for Businesses and Schools

Cisco Webex available for free for schools and Webex Meetings for companies and professionals, platforms for remote activities

To cope with this emergency period causes a coronavirus epidemic, Cisco, a company specializing in the supply of networking devices, for school lessons from home, offers free access to its platformCisco Webex which allows you to give lessons remotely, make students and teachers interact, collaborate and share documents and data with the support and support of IBM volunteers.

Cisco has made particular efforts on two fronts.

  • Webex backbone monitoring to adequately support all the extra traffic that is being generated
  • Direct initiatives and initiatives with partners to support companies, professionals and educational institutions of all levels

School lessons from home

School lessons from home with Cisco

# LaScuolaContinua, born in response to the call from the Ministry of Education for the Covid-19 crisis, the project joined by Cisco, Google, IBM, TIM and WeSchool to jointly support the communities of the school system during the emergency of closed schools. The aim is to help to continue the educational activities thanks to digital tools to avoid the risk that millions of children lose school indefinitely, threatening the outcome of the school year. The project conceived by Ilaria Capuae promoted by the Copernican Association with the methodological support of the Learn Digital Studies Center.

For example, Luiss has started a distance learning plan in less than 24 hours, according to the students have the opportunity to follow the lessons of the teachers connected in real time from the classrooms of the campus, all via the Cisco Webex platform. In the first 48 hours of experimentation, over 7000 students took part in the approximately 500 university lessons remotely transmitted via the Cisco Webex digital platform, allowing students not only to take courses, but also to participate actively.

On the basis of the agreement between the Emilia Romagna Region, the Regional School Office for Emilia-Romagna and Lepida Scpa (the company managing the broadband network and connectivity services of public administrations), free services based on the Webex platform will be provided to students and teachers. Meeting.

Cisco for companies and professionals

Ciscoadheres to Digital Solidarity, the initiative of the Minister for Technological Innovation and Digitization for facilitate freelancers and companies in remote work, and makes its platform available Cisco Webex MeetingsBy registering on the siteWebex.com, professionals to start using Webex Meeting immediately and free of charge.Cisco and Microsoft have joined Flexible Working, a task force to help organizations in the country to leverage smart working and continue daily activities, without stopping services and business. The solidarity project brings together some of the best Italian companies in the smart working sector – 4ward, Durante, Far Networks, Lantech Longwave, Var Group.