Is an On Line Education Program Right For You ??

Online Education
Source: OnlineSchoolsCenter.com

So … “What Exactly is #IoT ?

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an attribution credit to both Postscapes. and Harbor Research.

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Wi-Fi Upgrade

Originally posted on edtechdigest.com:

E-rate presents schools with new opportunities — and requirements. 

GUEST COLUMN | by Bruce Miller

CREDIT XirrusOn July 11, the FCC approved $2 billion to upgrade the wireless networks in schools across the country. This funding couldn’t have come at a better time. The influx of devices coming to campuses coupled with increased 1:1 programs and new technology-centric pedagogy places massive burdens on aging wireless infrastructures. Conversations about outfitting children with laptops and iPads, etc., are commonplace, but not so much are the discussions around the decidedly less thrilling connectivity infrastructure needed to support these devices. This is why the FCC’s most recent funding initiative is so crucial. Upgrades to Wi-Fi infrastructure are critical for mobile devices to yield any benefits to students.

Many administrators and IT staff are not aware of the bandwidth requirements for classrooms with 1:1 devices.

Currently, the increasing number of student devices on campuses is…

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Great Connectivity Expectations

Originally posted on edtechdigest.com:

Keys to unlocking the most value from new e-rate funding.

GUEST COLUMN | by Jason King

FCC E-RateAs many children and teachers head back to school, they are bringing with them a plethora of wireless devices to use as educational tools in the classroom. They are also bringing with them great connectivity expectations. While the quality and availability of wireless connectivity may not be a concern at some K-12 institutions, there are still many schools and libraries struggling to find affordable wireless services and provide reliable Wi-Fi to students, faculty and guests.

The FCC recently made the most sweeping changes to the E-Rate program in 18 years, greatly expanding the opportunity for K-12 school districts to implement Wi-Fi.

To help address this issue, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) developed the Schools and Libraries Universal Service Support program, commonly known as the E-Rate program. The program’s goal is to help schools…

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75 Billion Connected Devices by 2020 #IoT

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 See the post @Forbes written by Stuart Leung,  of @Salesforce 
“5 Ways The Internet Of Things Will Make Marketing Smarter” for more detail.

Trends | Protecting Student Privacy

Originally posted on edtechdigest.com:

CREDIT CoSN Protecting PrivacyAs school rolls forward nationwide, CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) and the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) just released a new resource for school leaders to help them smartly discuss the critical issue of student privacy. The infographic explains to parents and guardians of students about school privacy practices and why they are needed. This is the newest tool from CoSN’s Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning initiative. “Collecting student information and data is a bit unsettling for parents and guardians,” says Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN. “But these rising concerns make it essential that school leaders clearly articulate their student information and data practices. And, as importantly, tell them why these practices make a positive difference,” he says. “This resource will help superintendents, administrators and teachers demonstrate their commitment to delivering a safe, transformational educational experience for students.” Available in English and English/Spanish, the infographic answers the following key questions:

-What…

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How Colleges Are Keeping Costs Level (still too high)

Making College Affordable
Source: Affordable-Online-Colleges.net

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