MOQdigital is now an approved CISCO lifecycle services partner and has also recently been certified as a CISCO lifecycle advisor.
This means that MOQdigital is seen as a trusted advisor to customers, which allows the company to develop solutions and drive adoptions, solve business problems and measure customer outcomes. MOQdigital is focused on driving the adoption of CISCO Unified Collaboration technologies to achieve real business outcomes that enable increased productivity and simplified communications with the business.
MOQdigital has already started to deliver adopting services to customers using the CISCO Collaboration incentive program. These customers include: Uniting Churches in Australia, Brisbane Catholic Education, Churches of Christ in Queensland, ERM Power, St. Josephs Gregory Terrace.
What MOQdigital does differently for its customers compared to other technology companies is that it: Identifies what the business requires, aligns technology to those requirements and them trains employees on how to use it.
Case Study – Identifying What A Business Requires – Brisbane Catholic Education
MOQdigital was successful in leveraging funding from Cisco Systems via the Collaboration Adoption Incentive program to assist in driving the adoption of Unified Communication Technologies within the Brisbane Catholic Education school environment. MOQdigital in discussion with CathEd identified that non-effective use of current communication and collaboration technologies within the organization is limiting the ability for teaching staff to leverage external extended learning capabilities.
Brisbane Catholic Education identified Librarians within the schools as champions to better drive collaboration between staff/students and remote subject matter experts utilising video and web conferencing technologies to help meet the below requirements:
- Building Teacher Capacity
- Improved Access for Report Students
- Year 7 Transition
- Teacher / Management Collaboration
CathEd hosted a roadshow on the 26 October 2016 to highlight the benefits of Video and Web collaboration within schools to the Librarians. MOQdigital and Cisco arranged for an opening key note presentation by Dr Lance Ford to give insight on how he is using these technologies in education.
Key points that came out during Lance’s presentation included:
- Ease of connecting to people/content regardless of location via Video.
- The amount of learning content available to teachers/librarians and their relevant location, such as:
- www.cilc.org – How to search the CILC for relevant content
- The idea of persistent collaboration teams and rooms and more importantly showing the value in sharing ideas and knowledge through this medium. I think the Teacher Librarians’ have realised that their source of learning material and access to subject matter experts is no longer confined to the school boundary – they literally can access any content anywhere in the world.
Another excellent session, which followed Lance’s presentation, was the panel discussion that CathEd facilitated. The panel consisted of five Teacher Librarians from various schools all relaying their experiences in using video within the classroom (some good, some bad).
Here are some of the insights from that session:
- There will be issues – be prepared by testing beforehand.
- Some schools have a defined space they use for video classes (Virtual Excursion Room – e.g. St Mary’s Primary, Beaudesert).
- Incursions should be planned as part of the term curriculum.
- Spark room created for people to share their good and not-so-good incursions.
- Having Cath Ed/Darryl available for the early sessions ensures a greater success.
MOQdigital is following this up with teaching days where we will train Teacher Librarians on how to use these technologies and align them with lessons taken from this day.