President Shimon Peres hopes to break a Guinness world record for delivering the largest online civics course on Thursday morning. The lecture, which is set to start at 10:15 a.m., will be broadcast to over 6,500 students in 215 high school classrooms throughout the country.
Senior Vice President of Guinness World Records Marco Frigatti will arrive in Israel to monitor the proceedings.
The initiative will be run by Cisco Video Technologies Israel Ltd., in collaboration with the Amal vocational school network. Cisco is using the opportunity to demonstrate the capabilities of its communications technologies and their potential for online education.
Last June, an Israeli designer broke another Guinness world record involving Peres by assembling a massive 6,000-coffee-cup mosaic of the president’s face at the Tel Aviv port.