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Topic: School Wireless Network

Who & What is Accessing My School's Wireless Network? The Importance of Role-Based Access Control in K-12
Mobility

Who & What is Accessing My School's Wireless Network? The Importance of Role-Based Access Control in K-12

Schools today are home to a variety of mobile devices and applications. From laptops and smartphones to Facebook and YouTube, students, teachers and guests alike are all connecting to our school wireless networks in many different ways. The challenge is making sure you have the right amount of visibility and control to support a safe and reliable user experience.

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5 Critical Building Blocks for a Successful School Wireless Network Design
Mobility

5 Critical Building Blocks for a Successful School Wireless Network Design

How can schools today guarantee that their investments in wireless technology will continue to perform over time? Just like when purchasing a computer, you want to know it will last a few years before being worth no more than a doorstop. Investing in the proper technology, with the right wireless network design, will ensure that your school's technology plan will continue to grow with you, and your students needs. 

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

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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How To Transition Your College Bookstore To E-Textbooks
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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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What Does it Take to be a Successful K-12 IT Decision Maker?
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What Does it Take to be a Successful K-12 IT Decision Maker?

Today’s K-12 technology leader requires a different skill set than what the role required in the past. The explosion of mobile devices and increasing demand for anywhere, anytime connectivity has transformed the learning experience. Today's classrooms are focusing more and more on both interactive and personalized learning relying heavily on robust school wireless networks to support this new environment. Because of these rapidly evolving technologies the role of a typical K-12 CIO, CTO, IT director or manager has evolved as well.

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Going Mobile: How Student Demand is Changing Campus Wi-Fi Networks
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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
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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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Why the New E-Rate Program is the Key to Your School's Wi-Fi Success
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Why the New E-Rate Program is the Key to Your School's Wi-Fi Success

Mobile and wireless technology have redefined the educational environment. With these advances school Wi-Fi has become one of the most important resources inside every school and frankly, everyone needs it for their students and teachers to be successful. However, there’s one major challenge, school wireless networks are expensive. So how do you pay for it all? With planning and a little help from E-Rate.

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6 Trends that are Re-Shaping Our School Wi-Fi Networks
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6 Trends that are Re-Shaping Our School Wi-Fi Networks

Education is changing as rapidly as everything else in a technology-driven society. Thirty years ago, advances seemed to happen every once in a while—but today, it feels like they’re made daily. Teachers, students and schools are feeling the pressure to use all of available devices in the educational system. However, with the rapid increase in that use, not every campus wireless network is able to handle it.

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10 E-Learning Trends Every School Wireless Network Needs to Follow
Mobility

10 E-Learning Trends Every School Wireless Network Needs to Follow

Beware…technology may be moving faster than you are prepared for. Keeping up with and having the ability to successfully support the latest learning trends and initiatives is an imperative aspect of your school wireless network. Administrators, parents and students alike want to take advantage of the latest and best technology to enhance the learning experience. The way schools are approaching learning today is being transformed through mobile devices, smarter more intelligent personalized learning systems (Google Apps for Education), and powerful, secure mobility ecosystems.

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