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Webex for Education: Collaboration in and out of the classroom

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Webex for Education: Collaboration in and out of the classroom
Live - Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at 10am PDT/ 1pm EDT / 7pm Paris

Kathy New, Telecommunications Administrator
Colorado Springs School District 11 

Kirsten Mortimer, Technology Documentation and Training Specialist
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Dominic Caristi, Professor of Telecommunications
Ball State University
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Over the years, education has evolved from using chalkboards and projectors to a more technology-centric approach – with many schools utilizing smartboards, launching BYOD initiatives, or even providing individual laptops or tablets. In 2020, there is an accelerated need for technology and digital learning platforms, in both the physical and virtual classroom.


Join our esteemed panel of educators to hear how they use Webex collaboration to extend access, emphasize equity, and raise the quality of education for all of their students. Learn from their experiences, and hear their plans for the upcoming school year.



  • Adopting Webex in an education setting
  • Best practices for professors/teachers to engage students
  • Features to help educators get the most out of Webex
  • Live discussion about the future of education led by former educator Laura Hamill 


About our Panelists
Kathy New is the Telecommunications Administrator at Colorado Springs School District 11. She was hired to help administer voter-approved funding for new technology including wiring in all buildings, teacher laptops and a new phone system.  She's been responsible for providing support for all Telecommunication Services and over the last year have expanded this to Video Conferencing Services for Webex. This includes creating training syllabuses, class coordination and teaching classes for District staff as well.

Kirsten MortimerTechnology Documentation and Training Specialist works with faculty and staff to increase their knowledge of, and proficiency with, technology tools as a member of the Learning Technology Center, which is part of Instructional, Communication and Information Technology division at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She has assisted numerous faculty and instructional staff with learning Cisco Webex, as well as how to leverage the suite of products to engage graduate and undergraduate students and enhance their learning experiences during the transition to remote delivery.

Dominic Caristi is a Professor of Telecommunications at Ball State University. He is co-author of Communication Law  2ndedition (2018) with William Davie. He was a Fulbright Professor in Slovenia in 1995, Greece in 2009 and has been a visiting professor in Italy. He has served fellowships with the Radio Television News Directors Association and the National Association of Television Program Executives. In 1998 he received the Distinguished Service Award from the Iowa Broadcasters Association. A member of the Broadcast Education Association for more than 30 years, he served on the Board of Directors 1997-2002, including a term as its Vice President. Dom is the Associate Director of the Digital Policy Institute and a founding member. In 2012 he received the Outstanding Faculty Member Award from Ball State.
Anyone can be part of this event, including students, instructors, and Cisco customers and partners. You can attend the event by registering below!

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Have a question for our Panelists?
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