Cloud Whitepaper: Bring Your Own Mobile Devices To School

Cloud Whitepaper: Bring Your Own Mobile Devices To School

HP BYOD in Education Students and faculty are free to use personal mobile devices to access school resources while IT maintains control.

Who should read this paper?

School administrators, IT directors, security managers, and network managers should read this white paper to learn how HP Networking solutions simplify security and network access control to help schools make the most of bring your own device (BYOD) initiatives.

In today’s educational environments, more and more students, guests, and faculty are bringing in their own Wi-Fi devices into the school’s network. This presents a unique challenge to the IT administrator. This paper discusses the challenges and solutions IT administrators are facing and how HP is addressing the security and management of the multiple devices being introduced into the wireless/wired network.

Executive summary

CloudTweaks Comic #100 - David FletcherMany higher educational institutions and K-12 schools are enticed by the idea of allowing students and faculty to use their own tablet computers, notebooks, and smartphones to access school resources. However, they are concerned about the security risks—and the impact on IT operations.

HP Education for today’s learners 

Networking is helping educational institutions realize the potential of BYOD initiatives by enabling schools to allow students and faculty to use their own mobile devices in a way that is secure and operationally efficient. HP Intelligent Management Center (IMC) provides a simple way to enforce network access control that is ideal for BYOD initiatives.

Technology is an essential element to keeping today’s students engaged. Demand for the expanded use of technology in education to raise academic achievement comes from virtually all constituents, from the federal government, to state education departments, to local school boards, teachers, parents, and students themselves. Tablets, notebooks, and other mobile devices takes learning out from computer labs and libraries and puts it directly into student’s hands. Especially for students who have grown up with Internet, gaming consoles, and texting. Digital curricula allow teachers to create new levels of interactivity that are ideal for individual and team learning, developing science and math skills, and language immersion. Mobile devices open up a universe of possibilities for science labs, distance learning, and student presentations. Teachers have new ways to assess students’ individual progress and provide additional instruction to students before they fall significantly behind. Continue Reading

Also see:  Strategy Guide: Cloud In Government and Educational Institutions

 

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