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The classroom of tomorrow promises an amazing education. Blended learning, flipped classrooms, digital curriculum and other modern learning models can better engage students and help educators be more effective. But they also create new challenges for schools and their overtaxed IT teams.
Instead of lesson plans depending solely on skilled teachers, they depend on consistent, reliable connectivity to the school WiFi network. Instead of leaving tools locked in the classroom, students walk in the door with their Chromebooks, tablets or other devices every morning, and take them home with them each night.
It's enough to make staff feel like they're a grade or two behind. Ruckus can help. We power the connected modern classroom with grade-A performance and simple, market-leading onboarding and management.
Nobody understands better than teachers what new devices can bring to classroom learning. But teachers also know firsthand how spotty, poorly performing wireless connectivity can spoil the best laid lesson plans.
If you're going to unlock the potential of Chromebooks, laptops and tablets to help students learn, you need a fast, reliable WiFi network that can handle all of those devices at once without missing a beat.
Digital curriculae, online assessments and other digital tools are only as effective as the WiFi they depend on. But with mixed wireless technologies, high device density, and radio interference everywhere, schools can be extremely challenging environments.
Ruckus' patented BeamFlex+ antenna technology enables self-optimizing classroom networks that dynamically adapt to the each device they connect with. They manage interference, high device density and other problems automatically. So when students raise their hands, it’s because they have a question about the material — not because their Chromebook lost its connection again.
Does your WLAN dashboard resemble a 747 cockpit, and you don’t have a pilot’s license? Is your staff stretched in too many directions, with too few hours in the day to get even the important stuff done? These are good reasons to consider managing your WLAN from the cloud. A single, intuitive UI lets you easily manage your WiFi — simply connect your APs. And your desk doesn’t need to constrain you: a powerful mobile app lets you manage the network while on the go.
With Ruckus Cloud WiFi you get simple, centralized management and all the patented Ruckus performance advantages you need to handle a classroom full of Chromebooks, or other devices, with bandwidth to spare. Unlike other cloud solutions which may top out at 30 clients per AP, Ruckus can support up to 100. This means you could potentially deploy fewer APs — and allocate more budget to student learning initiatives — without having to compromise on WiFi performance in the classroom, where it counts.
Ruckus certificate-based onboarding makes WiFi access simple and seamless for both users and your IT team. Students, teachers and guests can connect any device, anywhere, in seconds through a self-service portal. They can log on once and never have to enter their credentials again. And they can do it all through a platform that enforces AUP compliance, and secures every connection with the strongest WiFi encryption.
Your students view WiFi as a standard utility in the classroom, and especially in student accomodation — as basic as electricity or running water. Accessing high-bandwidth video services, gaming, class materials and social applications is a big part of student life. If you’re asking students to spend years of their lives at your institution, you better be prepared to give them the same kind of social, mobile and connected experiences on campus that they have at home.
To do it, you’ll need to find ways to onboard and manage all those diverse devices without creating constant headaches for your users and your help desk. You’ll need to deliver consistent performance across thousands of dorm rooms and tens of thousands of devices. And you’ll need to accommodate students, faculty and guests using devices you can’t control, without compromising security.
It’s a lot pressure. Don’t stress, We can help.
There’s no better way to tick off your students than to make them constantly re-enter credentials to log onto the network. And there’s no better way to frustrate your overburdened help desk than to bury them in an avalanche of password support tickets.
We can provide secure, scalable certificate-based onboarding that makes “bring your own device” (BYOD) simple and standardized, and lets students connect 24/7 through a self-service portal.
From the lecture hall to the residence hall, the library to the student union, students expect perfect WiFi.
With Ruckus adaptive antenna technology, your WiFi infrastructure can dynamically optimize for each device connecting to it, continually reconfiguring itself to address interference, high device density, and coverage and performance problems in real time.
Your campus is a thriving, dynamic place. To keep it that way, you need to give alumni, prospective students, visiting researchers and campus guests the same great WiFi experience as full-time faculty and students.
With Ruckus certificate-based security made simple, you can support practically any guest access scenario you can imagine—social media, sponsored access, one-time passwords and more — with simple, automated self-service and secure connectivity.