The classroom of tomorrow promises an amazing education. Blended learning, flipped classrooms, digital curriculum and other modern learning models can better engage students and help educators be more effective. But they also create new challenges for schools and their overtaxed IT teams.
Instead of lesson plans depending solely on skilled teachers, they depend on consistent, reliable connectivity to school networks for access to educational resources.
It’s enough to make school and IT leaders feel like they’re a grade or two behind. Ruckus can help. We power the connected modern classroom with grade-A Wi-Fi and edge switching performance coupled with simple, market-leading secure onboarding and policy management.
To get started, check out the ‘5 Phases of Digital Learning Transition’ below and see why schools everywhere choose Ruckus.
About 80% of schools report they are between Phase 2 and Phase 3, meaning they are moving to pervasive 1:1 or BYOD computing, with student-centered classrooms. Is this you? Where do you plan to be in 5 years? Will you be adopting more video for learning, like Zoom conferencing with guest speakers or Virtual Reality field trips? Or implementing school safety with CCTV cameras and digital displays?
Each Phase requires an assessment of your IT priorities, which is likely to include broadband and network scaling, securing student data privacy, and mobile learning . As mobile learning increases the number of devices and video content on your network, your network infrastructure should be able to support the demand.
For many schools, a Wi-Fi access point in every other classroom may provide sufficient coverage and capacity, with edge switching to carry the data back to a closet or core switch and eventually to your Internet or Cloud service provider. For larger schools, or districts, Ruckus offers centralized management and security of your connections – and with multi-tenancy and high-availability options has provided Counties and Ministries of Education with the ability to manage the networks of their constituent schools
As your school continues its digital transformation to 1:1 mobile learning, L2C + Ruckus helps you address the top three challenges of school IT: network scaling, securing student data privacy, and network reliability for digital instruction. Our goal is to help you provide a safe and reliable learning environment at an affordable price.