Enhanced Learning with BYOD Solutions for Schools

Education is Evolving

With the proliferation of mobile devices and more robust wireless networking technology a shift has occurred in how we think of the education environment. It's becoming much more about interactive solutions geared towards personalized learning and analytics. BYOD is just one initiative to come from this shift and it requires a specific type of thinking and a specific kind of wireless network solution.

What is BYOD?

BYOD or bring your own device is the process of allowing users to access your school's wireless network with their own personal device or devices.

Who can connect:

  • Students
  • Teachers
  • Administration
  • Parents 
  • Guests

Creating an Intelligent BYOD System

Although BYOD is somewhat of an over used term nowadays, schools can't afford to overlook its critical role within their wireless network system. There's a reason why many schools refer to BYOD as "bring your own disaster". 

To successfully deploy BYOD you need to have the right wireless and security infrastructure in place. This includes the following:

  • Access Points (802.11ac capable)
  • Controllerless architecture
  • Security (content/web filtering)
  • Redundancy
  • Network management
  • Role-Based Access Control
  • Adequate bandwidth (you might need a larger pipe)

Each school is unique and has different needs. However, every BYOD solution starts in the same place, with why. Once your plans and goals are established the right wireless network to support those goals can be implemented. 

Thinking about Implementing a BYOD Program?

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