Wi-Fi Alliance® has introduced three new enhancements to security of Wi-Fi, namely WPA3, Enhanced Open and Easy Connect.
Johnny is excited - well, not really - because tomorrow is state-wide, academic-testing day at his school. For weeks now, his teachers have told him just how important this day is for him and his school. Even his parents were instructed on how they can help prepare Johnny for the big day: ensure he gets enough sleep, has a quality breakfast, and arrives to school on-time. Johnny isn’t thrilled by this extra attention.
In March of 2016, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced the launch of the Classroom Connectivity Initiative, designed to facilitate access to technology in a world where learning is no longer confined to the pages of a book or the walls of a classroom. Working with the Texas Education Agency and Education Service Centers like Region 6, the State aims to equip every classroom with robust connectivity to support each student’s digital learning experience.
On any given day, the Santa Rosa County School District has 30,000 students accessing WiFi across 31 elementary, middle and high schools. As WiFi is quickly becoming the prevalent network access technology in schools, Santa Rosa knew they needed to have a secure and reliable WiFi network in order to provide a pristine user experience on an ongoing basis.
The School District needed a comprehensive WiFi network monitoring and security solution that would provide complete visibility and control of the wireless airspace, all of which was lacking in the wireless controller solution previously deployed. With a small central IT staff to cover the 31 school locations, the ability to remotely manage and quickly troubleshoot WiFi networks was critical.
The campuses of today (and tomorrow) need high-capacity, reliable, and secure WiFi networks. It’s quite a challenge to design a WLAN that will support all applications, anytime and anywhere, on all devices (smartphones, tablets, and laptops). Happily, 802.11ac Wave 2 access points and clients are here. They’ll make your job easier.
In the past, a school IT department kept the phone systems running and maintained some desktop computers. Those days are long gone. Today, IT people need to monitor and maintain not just more computers than ever before, but mobile computers: tablets and laptops and smartphones. Some are owned by the school, but teachers and students also bring their own. How can IT maintain, control, and keep track of them all?
It’s easier than you think: a Mojo network comes with an extensive suite of features, each designed and built to make your job (and your life) easier. You won’t need a separate, third-party application for mobile device management (MDM) to accomplish these core tasks.
Forbes reported in 2014 that only 25% of all technology administrators said they have enough connectivity and bandwidth to meet student and teacher needs. Today’s classrooms increasingly need not “just” WiFi, but reliable, high-capacity WiFi. They need to deal with many challenges: the interactive learning of the “flipped classroom,” streaming video, online testing, and of course lots of mobile devices. They need to empower teachers, even those with limited access to IT support staff.