As many school districts move to 1:1 computing, they need the ability to deliver networked services to large numbers of computers and tablets without slowing down the network. With Enterasys, school districts can accommodate and manage both district-owned and student-owned devices into these 1:1 computing programs.
K12 school districts are making a strong push to deliver digital citizenship courses online. These courses educate faculty and students on the proper use of the technology, including how to identify credible sources of information, proper use of social media, and online bullying awareness. Districts are then allowing specific devices and application access based on the student’s successful completion of the digital citizenship course. Having access to network traffic utilization data helps verify that district content filters are performing as expected and students are being good stewards of the technology. The Enterasys network forensics can verify proper or improper use of the resources for granting or removing expanded access rights.
Learn more about enabling digital citizenship programs within your district’s network infrastructure.
For more on Digital Citizenship, see the Digital Citizenship web site.
With the flexible network cotrol offered by Enterasys, classroom networking can be set up to disallow students’ laptops’ access to the Internet, but allow secure access to the school’s intranet to take an on-line exam. In the same classroom, the teacher’s laptop can be granted access to all district resources as well as the Internet.
Digital textbooks can require high speed video streaming and other high bandwidth resources. With Enterasys, you can configure the network to provide digital textbooks in the classroom with the bandwidth they require, which still limiting or preventing high speed streaming of music or games to students in the cafeteria, for example.