Diversity is the key in the MBA program at Duke University Cross-continent that brings together students from around the world and sends them to several continents to learn. But when it comes to tools for connecting students and teachers in this program, a unified platform from Cisco Systems has provided several advantages.
Students Master the 16-month travel business administration program as well as six places in the world, where they study trade issues in the context of the local environment for 10 days. But when they do not travel together, students usually participate in the program almost since it is designed for working executives in mid-career. In this session, there are 155 students from 29 countries.
The program incorporates technology from Cisco, Cisco called Quad, which allows students and teachers to create groups of virtual work with students in the United States, England, Dubai, India, Russia and China. Using technology, students can share ideas and content, collaborate on projects, and interact via chat, voice or video.
In a press release, Fuqua Dean Blair Sheppard said Quad technologies such as Cisco are essential in an era of globalization. “As Fuqua develops business school globally distributed first, technologies such as Cisco Quad allow us to create a sense of community and collaborative interaction to prepare our students to excel in a connected world. ”
With QuadTM, students can find experts on a particular topic, these experts and see if classmates are currently online and create communities. Duke developers and engineers for Cisco have worked together to integrate Cisco Quad Shibboleth ® software with the popular federated identity management (developed by the Internet2 community) for teachers and students to connect to the platform, while signing systems in other campuses.