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The K-12 learning environment has moved beyond the physical walls of the classroom thanks to behavioral shifts and digital connectivity. However, robust and speedy network services that are designed to keep student and faculty data secure come with a price tag. The cost of ongoing connectivity and keeping networks secure is a constant barrier for most school districts, but thankfully, the E-rate program gives them an opportunity to do just that. Take a look at the graphic below to see how the classroom environment has evolved, the threats... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Aug 18, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
As reliance on technology continues to grow, and students inevitably require greater access to web assets, schools have been keeping up by incorporating programs that allow for more devices and a more web-focused curriculum. While it’s important to provide these services, between paying for internet access and securing the network, they typically come at a great cost. To mitigate these costs, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and its subsidiary, the Universal Services Administrative Committee (USAC), implemented the E-rate program,... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Jun 30, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
K12 has its share of security and regulatory challenges, but higher ed takes things to a whole new level. Last week I wrote about some of the security challenges K12 schools face, most of which revolve around balancing regulatory requirements, Internet safety, and access to educational resources. I called this the “Ed Tech Conundrum” since giving students and teachers broader access to Internet resources often runs counter to parental, administrative, and regulatory concerns. In higher education, though, we’re dealing with adult students,... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Dec 10, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends