President of Israel Shimon Peres set a new Guinness World Record on 6 February 2014. He delivered the largest online civics class in the world. He delivered the classes using Cisco’s advanced technology.
The classes will be conducted from the company headquarters in Netanya.
Over 6500 students in 215 classes across the country from Jerusalem, Beersheva, Tel Aviv, Kuseife, Ofakim, Dimona, Hadera, Tiveria, Taibeh, Nahariya, and other communities will attend it. The participants in the online class will include Jewish and Arab students together.
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.
At 90, he is also the oldest serving head of state in the world.