The American classroom has been making shifts toward digital learning long before COVID-19 made distance learning the “norm.” Instructional technology and the use of high-technology devices provide opportunities for developing skills, furthering research, an expanding knowledge for students from elementary school to collegiate coursework.
Mobile devices and wireless technology in the classroom is opening doors to curriculum that fits the individual student. It’s all tied to access to a reliable wireless connection.
Collaboration & Connection
Access to broadband wireless allows greater ease for sharing and editing documents between educators, students, and even between schools. This creates a more efficient and cost-effective method of file storage and management. Other collaborative tools like Google Hangouts, Zoom, and video conferencing add an element of team building necessary for a well-rounded education.
One of the struggles of traditional education practices is tailoring lesson to the individual learning style of the student. With access to wireless broadband, teachers can use a variety of tools to reach each student in their unique learning style – from audio to video, and text to gamification – the sky’s the limit on delivering core concepts to students.
Leveling the Playing Field
For students in rural and disadvantaged communities, access to the same local resources and technology as their peers. Access to broadband networks capable of carrying video, audio, and data is needed to permit groups of students, educators, and other individuals to collaborate on joint projects in any medium they choose. This technology empowers educators to include students from all walks of life in learning experiences that are outside of the traditional curriculum, and better prepare the student for life in the digital economy.
Access to Teacher Training
When discussing the opportunities for the education – the focus is often on the direct benefit to the students. However, it’s important to note the accessibility that wireless broadband provides for teacher training and workplace culture as well. Especially for rural communities, access to high speed Internet allows teacher to participate in ongoing training, professional development, conferences in various locations, and regional school development conferences.
Increased Security for Educational Campuses
For elementary, secondary, and collegiate campuses, access to reliable broadband wireless means opportunities for increased security and safety measures. From monitoring technology, to alert systems, student information management, and more – wireless broadband provides innovative solutions to today’s security issues.
Better Connectivity for Education
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