Supporting Technology in the Classroom

30 Jun 2014 | Randy Phelps

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Meeting the Demands of Education while Providing a Great Equalizer

A growing number of K-12 school districts across the country are embarking on mobile BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and 1-to-1 learning initiatives. While some districts are aggressively pursuing these initiatives, others are just now realizing the positive academic impacts and consequential network demands of such programs. The use of technology in the classroom by teachers and students is dramatically increasing. For a high percentage of school districts, their existing broadband connections aren’t meeting current or future needs.

East Side Union High School District is no different. The network bandwidth, which used to fully support faculty and administrator access to district systems, no longer fits the bill. To support three 1-to-1 pilots and a BYOD policy which has yielded more than 15,000 new devices on the network, we’re expanding our underlying network bandwidth exponentially beginning in the fall. We’re migrating to AT&T Switched Ethernet to increase bandwidth to 10GB at our District Office (Hub) and 1- 3 GB at all 13 school locations.

Read the full post from Randy on the Networking Exchange blog.

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Randy Phelps


Randy Phelps is the Director of IT Services for the East Side Union High School District

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