President Shimon Peres will on Thursday, 6 Adar I 5774, at 10:15, deliver the largest online civics class in the world and will likely set a new a Guinness World Record. President Peres will deliver the online class using Cisco’s advanced technology from the company headquarters in Netanya. Over 6,500 students in 215 classes across the country from Jerusalem, Beersheva, Tel Aviv, Kuseife, Ofakim, Dimona, Hadera, Tiveria, Taibeh, Nahariya, and other communities across Israel. The participants in the online class will include Jewish and Arab students together. As the class will be the largest ever in the world, the Senior Vice President of Guinness World Records, Marco Frigatti, is flying out in person to oversee the attempt and verify it.
Israel is a world leader in the technology required for a record of this scale and there are currently efforts to introduce the technology into classrooms across the country. The class will be a live example of the technology which will help digitalize education worldwide, reduce the distance between the center of countries and the periphery, reduce inequality in education and allow for lessons to be delivered by leading experts to thousands of pupils at the same time. After the lesson the data will be sent to a special results room in which Mr. Marco Frigatti will follow the attempt along with representatives of Cisco and the Israeli school system. After the data is processed and analyzed and the numbers of students verified Mr. Frigatti is expected to announce that the record has been broken.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)