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IoE Creathon – от идеи к реальности!

Special thanks to Jelena Revzina and Gajane Valchevskaja


Дорогие Студенты,

мы переживаем один из самых невероятных периодов в развитии технологий и инноваций!

Эксперты прогнозируют, что новые технологии Всеобъемлющего Интернета (IoE– от Internet of Everything) «будут в пять – десять раз более впечатляющими, чем вся Интернет-революция».
[J.C. Chamber, Cisco CEO]

Готовы Вы ли к этой большой возможности?

Присоединяйтесь к  первому проекту IoE Creathon для социального блага. Организаторы проекта: компания Cisco совместно с Латвийской ассоциацией информационных и коммуникационных технологий (LIKTA), Рижским техническим университетом и компанией MakeSense.

Как Вы можете изменить мир с IoE?

IoE предлагает целый ряд новых возможностей. Как Вы будете их использовать, чтобы способствовать положительным изменениям в обществе? Зарегистрируйтесь на сайте, чтобы узнать больше об IoE. Вы получите приглашение для прохождения он-лайн курса «Введение во Всеобъемлющий Интернет» и участия в двух очных тренинг-сессиях еще до IoE Creathon!

Что ждет победителей?

Команда – победитель награждается поездкой в Инновационный центр в Берлине, Германия  openBerlin IoE Innovation Center. Также у Вас будет возможность представить свою бизнес-идею во время конференции высокого уровня eSkills for Jobs high-level Conference перед представителями правительств и руководителями бизнеса.

И, кто знает?  Возможно Вы осуществите свою мечту и начнете свой собственный бизнес!

Число участников лимитировано,регистрируйтесь сейчас!


Read about the Hackathon Experience

Why every developer should attend a hackathon?

Latvian IoE creathon no idejas lidz realitatei

Russian IoE creathon ot idei k realnosti


Are you …

… working in a school being responsible for the technical development and implementation of ICT? Are you providing technical support to teachers, administering the network (and maybe a virtual learning environment), managing devices in the school and addressing security issues?

EUNWe want to learn about your situation in order to understand your training needs and future skills development.

Cisco Networking Academy is teaming up with the European Schoolnet

The ICT advisor role in schools is frequently taken by a teacher interested in ICT and frequently self-taught. In-service training for ICT advisors is not well developed and many ICT advisors do not have time to attend face-to-face courses.

We want to learn about the diverse roles and tasks you have that we will be able to support you in closing the knowledge gaps.


Please forward this survey to colleagues in your network.

The survey is also available in 24 other languages

The survey closes on 23 March 2015

THANK YOU for sharing your thoughts !

You can change the world – Join us !

Russian IoE creathon ot idei k realnosti

Latvian IoE creathon no idejas lidz realitatei


We are going through one of the most incredible times for technology and innovation in History!

Experts predict that the emerging technologies of the Internet Of Everything (IoE) “will have five to 10 times more impact than the whole Internet revolution has been”. [J.C. Chamber, Cisco CEO]

How will you use it to have a positive impact on society?

To learn more about the IoE we invite you to join our online course introducing the IoE and to attend two live training sessions prior the IoE Creathon!

Are you ready for this big opportunity?

Join us for the first IoE Creathon for Social Good organized on March 12th & 13th 2015 by Cisco in collaboration with LIKTA, Riga Technical University and MakeSense, organized in parallel to the eSkills Conference.

What’s for the winners?

If your team is selected by the jury you will win a trip to Germany and go through a special visit of openBerlin IoE Innovation Center. You will also have the chance to present your business idea during the eSkills for Jobs high-level Conference before an audience of Government representatives, non-profit and business leaders.

There are always more steps to take … build on this experience, live your dream and start your own business!

The number of participants is limited, register now!

Happy to answer your question? Reach me at jjerlich(at)cisco.com


Read about the Hackathon Experience

Why every developer should attend a hackathon?


Talent – IoE Ideas – Connection

A few impressions from our Partner Talent Connection event at Cisco Stockholm

fullHouse   workgroup pres1 workgroup pres2   partner speed dating

We started with a brief Introduction to the Internet of Everything IoE followed by a workshop breaking up in several groups discussing IoE ideas – the most often mentioned ideas circled around solutions for the traffic in Stockholm. It was inspiring to see how young Networking Academy students took the opportunity to present their ideas in front of the auditorium. It was a great experience to be part of this connection formed between all participants and the Cisco Partners involved.

Cisco Sweden is determined to do more: a partnership with SUP46 – Stockholm’s home for entrepreneurs – and Dreamhack – a Hackathon for games – are a proof that going beyond traditional learning formats is building the skills industry needs.

We want to thank more than 70 of you to come and meet the Cisco Sweden team and our partenrs ATEA AB, TDC Sverige AB, Cygate ABNetwork services and Commsec in our Stockholm office.

Elin Khosrawi Enmark, Johan Ahlm, Anders Johansson Tapper

Har du koll på Internet of Everything?

Students came from amongst others Thorildsplans Gymnasium, KTH, Chalmers, Iftac, Halmstadt University Mälardalen University

Crossing borders

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What does sitting in an IT Essentials Course for teachers have to do with crossing borders?

The participants are teachers from different subjects: English Language, Physics, Mathematics, Electronics.

It might sound strange and out of context for you. But technology is changing the way we live, work, play and learn. More so emerging technologies will continue to impact our societies and economies in more connected and profound ways. Therefore the need to change education is apparent: We need to teach the skills how to understand complex systems, identify the issues and adapt to changes.

It is becoming a requirement to

  • engage students in learning: by designing tasks where students can explore rather than consume
  • reflect requirements of future jobs: learn how to work together across domains and disciplines
  • integrate IT skills into everything we do: IT skills are needed in every sector of life.

The person who initiated and teachers the course:
Bo Lindborg, a highly competent and enthusiastic teacher from Thorildsplans Gymnasium in Stockholm.

Thanks a lot, Bo !


Thorildsplans Gymnasium Stockholm

Team Teaching


Assessments or Possibility to check their own learning

Our youth on the way into their future

The discussion about missing experts in IT and other industries which requires a STEM education just does not stop. If you participate in the discussion about the attractiveness of professions to our youth, you will start reflecting about abilities, competencies and skills and their importance as a result of the learning process.

Depending on if you are

  • educator
  • parent
  • learner
  • administrator
  • political stakeholder,

the goals and requirements look completely different. If you think about this topic in detail, it becomes clear very fast that it is a very complex topic.

Everyone of us knows exams and tests as a measure for performance evaluation, in written form or in form of project work. Everyone of us has his or her own experience, as pupil, student or educator: we all have our opinion and views about it. At the end a diploma, a university degree, a certification or accreditation should be the result of an education or training. They open doors for their holders and are sort of an entry ticket for a community, a circle of expert or an entire ecosystem.

A different view

As an educator I often witness a phenomenon that knowledge disappears as soon as the knowledge became part of the individual knowledge base. To make this knowledge visible for the person, tests can be used in a self controlling or self reflective way.

The first point of the “Tips for new teaching staff” from an Australian University starts with

—- Assessment should help students to learn —-

This underlines that a “check your own knowledge” function is aiming at exactly this goal.



“In my CCNA courses I use the assessments in the following way: they are compulsory to be done at home supporting their learning process. I do not check the results or assess their performance with them, there is no connection to their grades. They can do the chapter tests as many times as they want, make a competition out of it or work in groups.

The learners should get the possibility to check their own learning – with this taking part of the responsibility for their learning success. This builds trust in their own competencies and motivates them to continue learning.

Another huge advantage is that they can get to know the type of questions and tasks asked in a standardized industry certification.

An additional motivation is the voucher they can get for the Cisco Certification Exam when they reach 75% at the end assessment.”

Thanks to Daniel Jossen for sharing his experience on how he is using assessments in his teaching
Networking Academy Alumni and Instructor in the Switzerland

Standardized tests are part of our life, increasingly so as they help to make education across different countries comparable. They are an instrument favored by politicians and businesses.

At the same time the educational settings and rules of the game are changing dramatically. New forms of teaching and learning appear on the market: tandem learning platforms, MOOCs and other learning platforms are freely accessible and learning partnerships step into a traditional teacher role.

Wie schätzen Sie diese Entwicklungen ein?

How do you see these developments?
How do you use assessments in the Cisco Networking Academy Courses?

Looking forward to your feedback …



A school that does not require the person to have a degree or any other kind of school certificate is Ecole 42. The founder Nicolas Sadirac says “that a school should not deliver a diploma but a profession”. [in French]

Education Scotland has a great collection about principles of assessment and the role of Role of ICT in learning

Tips for new teaching staff” from an Australian University

Getting deeper into the question What does Research say about Assessment?

Stanford University Professor Linda Darling-Hammond discusses what the United States can learn from high-achieving countries on teaching, learning, and assessment — from Finland to Singapore.

Passion working @ IoE Hackathon


It was really nice, interesting and exciting to meet and work with you at Talent Garden in Milan. Thanks for putting the passion into all you do.

I enjoy seeing and supporting ideas developing and how the parents of these ideas grow with them. After the Hackathon is actually not the end but the start of the next steps. There are projects and prototypes that developed out of initial ideas & visions and they want to be developed further.

Another very inspiring element was that we could connect and collaborate with a parallel Hackathon and the teams working in the Cisco Office Singapore.

Here is a brief insight into projects born in Milan – the descriptions are written by the project leads:

ToThemToThem would like to help guide you when you like to learn something new
Ilaria Vitali (leader), Gianfranco Emanuele Cerasuolo, Marco Messina, Mario Vitale, Yi Zhang

We designed a smart object that can be placed indoor in those contexts where it is easy to find people that are passionate about a topic and want to actively teach and learn from others. This totem can be used to connect people from different backgrounds and with different skills to physically make them share their knowledge. There are different knowledge fields: designing, programming, tinkering and marketing, and we assigned each one a color.  The prototype used 2 Raspberry Pi and an arduino, with connected 2 RGB leds, a mockup for a smartphone app was designed.


Black Cat Analytics improves presentations thanks to real (and soon, big) data.
Gleb Sapunenko (leader), Sydney Lukee, Gabriele Costantini

The team created an analogic prototype, based on Arduinos, Raspberry Pi and Spark, which allows to give feedback, informing the speaker in real time when a subject is not clear, without being obtrusive. The speaker can review later the presentation to find which topics were least understood, in order to know which topics to explain better. The target of our project are teachers and speakers that want to improve their presentations and lessons, both in universities, classes and conferences, for a better experience for all.


Screenshot 3

Edumotion aims to understand student’s feelings, moods and emotions to help solve problems
Giuseppe Agneti (leader), Federico Formenti, Mattia Scalvini, Christian Viscardi

Our prototype can recognize the face of students and understand the moods of the students thanks to a face tracking system, developed in python and running on a Raspberry Pi B+. Three LED’s shows the status: yellow for working machine, green for “good moods” and red for “bad personal situations”. The data collected create a “privacy feedback” visible only to students, which can choose to share their data to ask for help. The data collected is stored on a platform divided into two sections: a personal private area and a global area, where students with similar feedback can meet each other and can organize activities together.

We think that students are humans, not robots! And trying to understand their needs in this way will surely improve the way they will work tomorrow in the society.

Looking forward to continue to evolve with you …


Why every developer should attend a hackathon?

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