Wireless Networks for Schools

Presented by: Tom Lonergan

The numbers of schools installing wireless networks to support student and teacher devices for learning will dramatically increase over the next few years. While students may bring their own devices (BYOD), schools will need to consider how the school network can support them. The session will provide an overview of the issues involved, and provide advice on procuring an appropriate wireless network to meet school needs, both now and into the future.

The session will cover the following areas:

The potential benefits of wireless networks for learning
Considerations in planning to install a wireless network
The challenges and potential pitfalls of selecting a wireless network
A step by step approach to procuring a wireless network, including dealing with suppliers
Relevant wireless specifications to meet current and future needs
Costs associated with setting up and maintaining wireless networks

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