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4 Tips to Remember When Updating Your School’s Aging Wireless Network
Mobility

4 Tips to Remember When Updating Your School’s Aging Wireless Network

Today's classrooms literally breathe connectivity, and because of the increasing numbers of mobile devices on campus wireless has become a mission-critical resource for colleges and universities everywhere. However,  this has created a real problem if your network isn't performing. Even the slightest downtime will cause huge disruptions in today's classrooms. So what do you do when your schools wireless network can’t seem to keep up? It may be time for an update.

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3 Easy Ways Bandwidth Shaping can Boost Campus Wi-Fi Performance
Mobility

3 Easy Ways Bandwidth Shaping can Boost Campus Wi-Fi Performance

It doesn’t matter if you’re the IT manager of a private college, large public university or smaller community college, every day is a challenge to support your student’s and faculty’s Wi-Fi needs and expectations. Campus IT departments are in charge of a very complex ecosystem where they're in a constant struggle to manage increasing device numbers and mission critical applications. 

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How To Transition Your College Bookstore To E-Textbooks
Strategy

How To Transition Your College Bookstore To E-Textbooks

For students growing up in the mobile age, digital textbooks make so much more sense considering their constant use of tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices in and out of the classroom. However, transitioning the college bookstore from print to e-textbooks poses a myriad of challenges for colleges and universities, with most not even knowing where to start.

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Going Mobile: How Student Demand is Changing Campus Wi-Fi Networks
Strategy

Going Mobile: How Student Demand is Changing Campus Wi-Fi Networks

You will never find a Millennial without a gadget or two in tow. This is hardly a surprise. What’s noteworthy however, is how college students are favoring the use of mobile devices over dedicated platforms like desktops. The shift to mobile has seen an astounding 81% of higher-ed students used smartphones and tablets for studying in 2014, up 40% since 2013, according to McGraw-Hill Education.

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7 Must-Know Classroom Technology Trends that are Changing Education
Strategy

7 Must-Know Classroom Technology Trends that are Changing Education

In today’s mobile-centric, always connected school environments, keeping up with new technology trends can have a major impact on your continued ability to offer your students the education they want and need. Schools now recognize the influence wireless and mobile technologies are having on their students as well as how it's shaping new ways of thinking and teaching. More colleges and universities are starting to get on board with utilizing newer learning methods for higher education that are targeted to how students want to learn and what are most effective for them to succeed not only in the classroom but after they graduate.

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3 Schools Creating Perfect Interactive Experiences Using Beacons
Strategy

3 Schools Creating Perfect Interactive Experiences Using Beacons

The increased proliferation of technology in the classroom has changed how students learn. New mobile classroom technology has created an efficient and effective way of making resources available to your students and faculty. However, these digital tools have also brought a disconnect between your students and the physical world. Deploying beacon technology in schools is a way to bring that connection back and help the students interact with the world through a channel they are familiar with and already understand. Beacons let you bridge that gap between digital devices and the physical learning experience.

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Student Demand is Killing Your Wi-Fi Performance: How to Keep Up
Strategy

Student Demand is Killing Your Wi-Fi Performance: How to Keep Up

It’s not a secret that mobile traffic is on the rise, especially on our college and university campuses. In fact, according to a recent Cisco report, it is expected that mobile traffic will grow tenfold by 2019. Simply put in the next 4 years mobile devices are expected to reach nearly 11.5 billion world-wide, nearly double the world’s estimated population, this could put a serious strain on your campus's Wi-Fi performance. This demand also means your school will have to provide enough bandwidth for each student—and it needs to be enough to support usage for big data apps and video.

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5 Creative Tips to Improve Your School’s Outdoor WLAN Deployment
Mobility

5 Creative Tips to Improve Your School’s Outdoor WLAN Deployment

Over the last 5 years Wi-Fi in high-density outdoor areas has improved exponentially, offering better pricing and performance (capacity). If your school is in the process of making improvements to its campus Wi-Fi network, and an outdoor WLAN is included in that deployment, there are a few things you’ll want to consider to make sure your new network is successful.

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Is Your Campus Wifi Quality Affecting Student Enrollment?
Strategy

Is Your Campus Wifi Quality Affecting Student Enrollment?

What drives attendance at our colleges and universities? Is it academics, maybe it’s tradition or a top tier academic program. What if I told you that 38% of students said that the quality of campus wifi was a deciding factor when choosing a school to attend. In addition to this about 30% of college students say that they would recommend a school solely based on the quality of the wifi.

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Future of Education: Social Media and Technology in the Classroom
Strategy

Future of Education: Social Media and Technology in the Classroom

The internet and social media were created for us to easily connect.  Mobile devices allow us to connect quickly to people and information like never before.  The result has left our minds constantly having to react to all the streaming live data and observe and interpret it as quickly as the next data stream comes.  So, in this era that is dominated by constant information and a new way to be social, wouldn’t it naturally make sense that we would change the way we interact with our students?  They are, after all, at the center of this cultural shift. 

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