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Connecting Canada's Rural North

Northern Canada faces many challenges including low rates of high school graduation. Today, Cisco is working with cities like Iqaluit, a community situated 1,452 miles from Toronto, to find new ways to deliver education and healthcare services through innovations in collaboration and video technologies.

Karen Crocker Snell
April 02 , 2014

Connected North is the groundbreaking program that uses Cisco's telepresence technology to bring an immersive virtual solution into the classroom to help address the educational needs of children living in Canada's north. Cisco has worked to bring together an ecosystem of partners, including Virtual Researcher on Call (VROC), governments, NGOs like Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, foundations, media companies, Cisco employees, and Cisco customers and partners in order to bring this idea to life. Program focus areas include: bringing experts into the classroom to expand curriculum, linking children across Canada for cultural exchange, and supporting teachers with virtual professional development and mentoring.

This photo-quote series captures the faces, landscape and voices of the teachers, students and communities benefitting from Connected North.

Education comes alive in the field Education comes alive in the field


School attendace is increasing dramatically School attendace is increasing dramatically


Connected North project gives students and teachers the ability to make connections Connected North project gives students and teachers the ability to make connections


Real-time observation and interaction with science experts Real-time observation and interaction with science experts


Seamless exchange of knowledge helps students Seamless exchange of knowledge helps students

Related Tags: TelePresence , Video , Education , Canada , Americas

 
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