Alaska's Lake and Peninsula School District has deployed a remote monitoring solution to help deal with IT problems in its 14 schools, which are scattered across an area about the size of West Virginia.
The Utah Education Network, a non-profit school consortium, has teamed up with Qwest Communications to deliver high-speed network services to Utah schools. The "multi-year, multimillion-dollar agreement" will connect 21 of Utah's 40 school districts to Qwest's GeoMax fiber-optic network.
In an effort to boost student learning and opportunities for mobility and collaboration, California's Moorpark Unified School District has rolled out an all-new 802.11n high-speed wireless network across all of its campuses.
A massive 463 schools in New South Wales in Australia are going wireless. The move is part of Australia's Digital Education Revolution initiative and is being implemented through the New South Wales Department of Education and Training.
There's a significant disconnect between students and educators when it comes to perceptions of technology in K-12 education, according to Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow. Evans discussed results of the latest Speak Up Survey Thursday afternoon at the FETC Virtual Conference & Expo. Among the findings: There's a trend toward students using technology to take hold of their own educational destinies and act as "free agent learners."
Meru Networks has introduced a wireless local area network product optimized for delivering high-quality video over 802.11n networks running its System Director software.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The Bluetooth SIG has formally adopted the Bluetooth Core Specification Version 3.0 High Speed, also known as Bluetooth 3.0.
In an effort to provide support for a wide range of technology initiatives, Norwood School in Maryland has deployed an 802.11n WiFi network across its 40-acre campus.
The Catherine Cook School in Illinois has deployed WiFi campus-wide in an effort to support its 1:1 laptop initiative. For the deployment, the school replaced its previous hardware with Xirrus arrays.
The issue of mobile devices two pronged: that of administrators charged with overall school safety of our children and that of the educators who desire some degree of academic freedom to wisely select whatever it takes to prepare every student in their charge with 21st century skills within a safe environment. Which side do we take? Can we make both sides happy? What are potential challenges and opportunities for learning via mobile devices? It's time to explore.
- By Patricia Deubel