A Closer Look: Utica Community Schools Enables Anytime, Anywhere Learning
After the great success of our last K-12 webinar, it’s clear there’s a lot of interest in how mobile devices and wireless technology can play a key role in K-12 schools.
In my last post, I mentioned that I spent some time with the Utica Community School system in Utica,MI observing how they have implemented a Cisco Wireless Network solution for their schools. We now have a video case study which is listed here.
In this video, the Utica Community Schools Superintendent, Dr. Christine Johns discusses how the school system views the importance of creating a collaborative classroom which is enabled through Cisco wireless technology.
John Graham, the Executive Director of Information Technology discusses requirement that the technology must be reliable and easy to deploy and maintain. He highlights the ease of deployment with the Cisco solution including the Cisco Aironet 2600 while also providing some insight into the importance of some of Cisco’s Technology solutions such as CleanAir and Clientlink that are essential to operating a high density wireless network that is reliable on a day to day basis.
Lastly, Craig Mathias from the Farpoint Group, who recently published a white paper on the needs of the Mid-Market wireless networks was invited to observe the network in action. He discusses how primary and secondary educational institutes are evolving and how network technology is not only being embraced, but how it is also giving school systems the opportunity to expand their curriculum by offering new and improved ways of teaching in a classroom.
As we move forward in this new year, we expect more and more primary and secondary educational institutes to embrace BYOD and wireless technology, moving towards the Utica Community School Systems model where mobile devices and wireless technology play a key role in the personalized learning.
We are excited about to be helping educational institutions evolve to meet the demands of their new connected mobile students and faculty, furthering the improvement of education for these school systems.
We’re planning to have another K-12 Webinar that will discuss the overall Cisco BYOD Solution including the newly acquired Meraki portfolio. Stay tuned!