Cisco launches cloud-based remote education platform for Indian classrooms
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.