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Scottsdale Community College Chalks Up Success with End-to-End Virtualization: White Paper

With Citrix end-to-end virtualization, an Arizona community college has achieved technological leadership and expanded the accessibility of its programs in the community.

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The K-20 Active Learning Landscape: White Paper

In October 2015, the Center for Digital Education (CDE) surveyed 139 K-20 education decision-makers, including technology and executive professionals and educators, about the challenges and benefits of active learning. The survey also aimed to uncover trends, best practices and future plans around active learning.


A Shift to Active Learning Environments: White Paper

At college and university classrooms nationwide a shift is afoot, with innovative teaching arrangements and approaches creating more active learning environments—and fostering collaborations between student and teacher that are making learning more personalized. Today, Dell is partnering with a range of higher education institutions to speed the transformation. Highlighting examples from multiple universities helps illuminate these newly emerging learning environments.


The Active Learning Continuum: Connecting Education Environments to Careers: White Paper

So how can school districts and higher education institutions equip students with the skillsets employers need? The Center for Digital Education surveyed 125 K-20 education decision-makers and interviewed 15 K-12, higher education and private sector professionals in late 2015 to get their opinions. An overwhelming 91 percent of respondents agreed active learning better prepares students for college and careers than traditional education frameworks.


Maximizing Technology on Campus: Will There Ever Truly Be a 100 Percent Paperless Student?: White Paper

Find out how to embrace technology to improve the student experience and campus environment in our report.

Discover how the current trend away from paper can lead the way for a better student experience, campus-wide. In our report, you’ll learn how technology can support the way students want to work and provide the foundation for the next generation of digital learning environments.


NetApp, Citrix and Cisco cordially invite you to be a part of the discussions as today’s technologies give birth to a powerfully flexible, anytime, anywhere environment that allows students and faculty to advance their educational experiences to the next level.
Imagine a simpler, faster, more secure way to access and share information. One that enables virtual access, leverages the latest in mobile devices, adapts to changes as fast as necessary, transforms traditional desktop computing and easily scales to handle growth.
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    The need for anytime, anywhere access is extremely prevalent today in any learning and working environment. Learn how Cisco's VXI can help you stay connected. View Now
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CiscoFor schools and higher education leaders who seek innovative approaches to transforming education, Cisco's Connected Learning portfolio of products, services, and solutions enables you to improve student outcomes, increase efficiency, enhance safety and security and expand research capabilities. The end-to-end systems approached offered by Cisco VXI delivers desktop virtualization and virtual workspaces that provide a superior desktop, voice and video user experience. Cisco VXI reduces risk and simplifies deployments through a validated and fully tested system that combines data center, network and collaboration architectures together with services, support and partner technologies.

About the Sponsors

Citrix Citrix Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of virtual computing solutions that help K-12 and higher education institutions deliver IT as an on-demand service. Founded in 1989, Citrix combines virtualization, networking, and cloud computing technologies into a full portfolio of products that enable virtual work styles for students and faculty and virtual datacenters for IT.

NetAppNetApp is committed to delivering the most efficient, cost-effective storage and data management solutions to meet educational institutions' critical infrastructure needs. Our solutions cut IT costs in half, use up to 80% less storage than competitors, and accelerate projects and programs by enabling storage administrators to deploy entire infrastructures in minutes instead of weeks—without sacrificing performance or availability. Of course, less storage means reduced power, cooling, and space costs. You can meet green initiatives while saving money. NetApp delivers reliable solutions. A 2008 IDC study proved NetApp storage systems achieve greater than 99.999% availability in field-measured uptime. In addition, disaster recovery, backup, and compliance services are all built into a single storage platform and available on demand. You can backup data in minutes and recover it in seconds. NetApp thin provisioning allows you to grow and shrink storage volumes to meet the exact needs for every department or application—without disrupting operations or wasting storage.