Cisco launches cloud-based re­mote ed­u­ca­tion plat­form for In­dian class­rooms

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Cre­at­ing a mile­stone in the In­dian ed­u­ca­tion mar­ket, Cisco re­cently an­nounced the Cisco Ed­u­ca­tion En­abled De­vel­op­ment (CEED 2700) so­lu­tion. This col­lab­o­ra­tive, cloud-based video in­ter­ac­tion so­lu­tion will en­able ef­fi­cient de­liv­ery of ed­u­ca­tion and skills de­vel­op­ment cour­ses across the coun­try, fa­cil­i­tat­ing in­clu­sive growth and em­pow­er­ing ru­ral In­dia. Co­de­named ‘ Dwara’ (af­ter the San­skrit word for por­tal to sig­nify a door­way to a new fu­ture), the prod­uct is the first of Cisco’s ‘In­ter­net of Ev­ery­thing’ so­lu­tions from In­dia. This so­lu­tion will en­able vast ru­ral pop­u­la­tions to ac­cess ex­pert teach­ers and master train­ers

Aravind Si­tara­man, Pres­i­dent, In­clu­sive Growth, Cisco, said, “CEED is Cisco’s first step to­wards bring­ing in­clu­sive growth to ru­ral ar­eas us­ing the lat­est tech­nol­ogy at ex­tremely af­ford­able prices. It has the po­ten­tial to rev­o­lu­tion­ize learn­ing and skills de­vel­op­ment in the coun­try and help the na­tion leapfrog sev­eral gen­er­a­tions to re­al­ize its dream of be­com­ing a de­vel­oped na­tion by 2050. We are very proud to have de­vel­oped this prod­uct from our site in In­dia and si­mul­ta­ne­ously re­al­ize our vi­sion to bring cost of tech­nol­ogy in ed­u­ca­tion down to a very af­ford­able USD 1 per child per month.”

‘CEED’ is a com­pre­hen­sive in­te­grated and open learn­ing plat­form de­signed to uti­lize Cisco Col­lab­o­ra­tion suite to de­liver cloud-driven live and hosted video and other con­tent. With the en­able­ment of re­mote teach­ing and learn­ing, ev­ery ru­ral school can now of­fer the same level of ex­pert teach­ing that is available only to chil­dren in cities. Sim­i­larly, the so­lu­tion brings the skills of master train­ers to youth in re­mote ar­eas. The stu­dents can also ask real-time ques­tions.

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