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Topic: Byod In Education

4 Classroom Technology Trends You'll Want to Follow Into 2016

4 Classroom Technology Trends You'll Want to Follow Into 2016

Mobile technology has heavily influenced higher education in recent years through a variety of ways. It has helped re-shape and evolve student communications, how they access information, and learning methods in and out of the classroom. It was not that long ago when the vast majority of research was completed using physical books, not eBooks or the internet. If you think the use of mobile is taking over the education space, sit back because it is only just beginning. 

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The User Experience: How to Support the Demand for Wi-Fi in Schools
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The User Experience: How to Support the Demand for Wi-Fi in Schools

Nothing is worse than a slow connection. Some of us remember the days when a wired internet connection delivered a sluggish loading page or when researching online was more painful than a dentist visit. Today, however, there is no reason to not have an efficient and reliable wireless connection, both in and out of the classroom. Free wireless connectivity on campus is today's norm. No longer do students hope to have wireless internet access, today they expect efficient, 24/7 access to their school's wi-fi for their academic needs and beyond (we know you're streaming Netflix too!) Unfortunately, the ongoing trend for BYOD amongst other trends is dragging down network performance. The multiple device world of constantly streaming videos, online gaming, web browsing, and socializing can seriously slow down your network's speed.  You do not want your campus being known for terrible wi-fi, that is almost as bad as being known for awful sports or worse academics. Campus wireless networks can either increase bandwidth or follow these 4 simple tips to improve the school’s Wi-Fi network (you could do both, of course!)

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5 BYOD Policy Tips Every School Needs to Know to Stay Safe
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5 BYOD Policy Tips Every School Needs to Know to Stay Safe

BYOD has been a “buzzword” and current trend for quite some time now—and at this point it’s safe to say that bring your own device isn’t going anywhere. The popularity of BYOD is a direct result from the explosion of mobile devices that we’re still experiencing today and schools in particular have to be ready to support a BYOD policy, whether they want to or not.

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How to Successfully Implement a BYOD Program into Your School
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How to Successfully Implement a BYOD Program into Your School

According to the Horizon Report from the New Media Consortium (NMC), BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is an “important development in educational technology for K-12” that will be adopted in a year or less. It’s a deceptively simple concept, because although you may think, how hard can it be to have students bring their own devices to school, the truth is its far more complex than that.

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1:1 or BYOD in Schools? Which is Better for You [Infographic]
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1:1 or BYOD in Schools? Which is Better for You [Infographic]

Today’s generation of students (some call them “GenMobile”), are just that, mobile. Constantly on the go and more importantly connected by wireless 100% of the time. The alarming factor here for schools is the trend of each student using more and more devices. On average, current students now use on a daily basis between 3 and 5 devices. This is challenging school IT staff everywhere to facilitate learning environments that are rich in technology. The question is not should schools bring technology into the classroom but how?

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The Solution to BYOD in Schools
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The Solution to BYOD in Schools

Today’s school networks are being inundated with smartphones and tablets.  On average, if a student brings in 2 devices each and each of those devices has 40+apps loaded on them that leaves a lot of gray area for the IT Departments to stay in control and continued adherence to CIPA requirements. So how do you offer BYOD in schools?

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