Planning the Inevitable: IT Management of Anytime-Anywhere Learning

Learning and instruction are changing in education. A growing number of schools and districts are moving toward a more personalized, student-centric approach, designed to meet individual learning needs. As schools and districts move forward in adopting a dynamic teaching methodology governed by rapidly changing technologies, what procedures and policies should they adopt to make a smooth transition? As cloud computing, virtualization, and mobile devices begin to transform the teaching, learning and sharing of educational content, what can administrators and academics do to meet future demands while fulfilling their current obligations?

T.H.E. Journal spoke with three industry thought leaders to get insight on how to build an IT infrastructure that supports the ever-changing landscape of 21st century learning.


Shawn Nutting

Shawn Nutting

Director of Technology and Facilities

Trussville City Schools, Trussville, Alabama
Ken Veon

Ken Veon

Director of Curriculum and Technology

Beachwood City Schools, Beachwood, Ohio
Tammy Closs,Senior Consultant, Business Development and Strategic Planning

Tamara Closs

Senior Consultant, Business Development and Strategic Planning

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  1. Today's digital natives increasingly rely on mobile devices as learning tools. How does virtualization and cloud computing support this demand for anytime-anywhere-from any device learning?
  2. How do you combat potential threats introduced by personal devices? How do you maintain standards for academic integrity and honesty?
  3. What policies and technologies do schools need to protect their network and ensure student online safety while fostering a collaborative learning environment?
  4. What applications is your campus using to engage and create a social experience for virtual students?
  5. What’s the one piece of advice you would give to a fellow technology director who is still in the beginning stages of planning for anytime-anywhere learning?

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About Verizon

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Verizon Enterprise Solutions creates global connections that enable sustainable growth, driving business innovation through awareness and agility, and providing critical risk management that educational institutions need to compete in today's rapidly evolving landscape.

Verizon offers a robust portfolio of leading mobility, cloud and security solutions, providing the campus community with access to school resources regardless of where they are located for learning without borders; enhanced campus services; and business resiliency, intelligence and integration.

Verizon creates solutions designed to deliver a highly adaptive and personalized education that enables learners to work in their own way, at their own pace, in collaboration with an ever-changing network of peers, mentors and educators. To achieve these outcomes, schools must be prepared to make cultural, physical and financial investments—investments in infrastructure, data management and collaboration with other educational institutions, IT service providers and data managers.

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