Elevate the Classroom Experience with Safe and Reliable Network Access
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 school networks for access to educational resources.
It's enough to make school and IT leaders feel like they're a grade or two behind. Ruckus can help. We power the connected modern classroom with grade-A Wi-Fi and edge switching performance coupled with simple, market-leading secure onboarding and policy management.
To get started, check out the '5 Phases of Digital Learning Transition' and see why schools everywhere choose Ruckus.
Good Morning Class!
Are you a teacher tasked with running Wi-Fi or Google Admin Console? Are you the IT department, tasked with everything related to computers and networks? Are you managing an IT department, tasked with making sure campus networks are scalable, secure and reliable? No matter who you are, from small school to large district, Ruckus Networks has solutions for classroom, campus and community connectivity. Read on!
What Are The ‘Phases’ and Where Am I?
About 80% of schools report they are between Phase 2 and Phase 3, meaning they are moving to pervasive 1:1 or BYOD computing, with student-centered classrooms. Is this you? Where do you plan to be in 5 years? Will you be adopting more video for learning, like Zoom conferencing with guest speakers or Virtual Reality field trips? Or implementing school safety with CCTV cameras and digital displays?
What Are My I.T. Priorities?
Each Phase requires an assessment of your IT priorities, which is likely to include broadband and network scaling, securing student data privacy, and mobile learning . As mobile learning increases the number of devices and video content on your network, your network infrastructure should be able to support the demand. Here’s a handy way to remember.
How Does This Fit In My School?
For many schools, a Wi-Fi access point in every other classroom may provide sufficient coverage and capacity, with edge switching to carry the data back to a closet or core switch and eventually to your Internet or Cloud service provider. For larger schools, or districts, Ruckus offers centralized management and security of your connections – and with multi-tenancy and high-availability options has provided Counties and Ministries of Education with the ability to manage the networks of their constituent schools.
Why Ruckus For My School?
As your school continues its digital transformation to 1:1 mobile learning, Ruckus helps you address the top three challenges of school IT: network scaling, securing student data privacy, and network reliability for digital instruction. Our goal is to help you provide a safe and reliable learning environment at an affordable price.
Ruckus was tested and independently verified as the only vendor able to deliver stall-free video to 60 devices at once, both with and without data loading at the same time. No other vendor came close. Testing was conducted with the Ruckus R610 using Chromebooks, uncached streaming video and conducted in a classroom setting.
Need more convincing? See for yourself in this ‘behind the scenes’ video, or download a copy of the Divergent Dynamics report. Still need more convincing? Check out these customer success stories at schools like yours.
Which Ruckus Products For My Project?
In order to provide you the best solution for your mobile learning project, you might wish to look at our offerings to address the Top 3 IT priorities:
Customer Story: Walker County School District
Georgia. 9,200 students. Switches and Wi-Fi. Supporting BYOD with network refresh.
Forest Hills Public School District
Michigan. 10,000 students. 1:1 Chromebooks needed more than 30 devices per AP.
Belleville School District
Illinois. 4,700 students. Replaced Ubiquiti with Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi.
Minooka Intermediate School
Illinois. 4,500 students. Replaced complex Aironet with simple Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi.
London Design and Engineering UTC
London, U.K. 179 students. Experiential STEM learning demands reliable connectivity.
Windsor, U.K. 1,300 students. Secure, high capacity networks for BYOD, digital classrooms and boarding rooms.
San Leandro Unified School District
California. 8,800 students. Scalable wired network for investment protection.
Lesmurdie, Australia. 850 students. Fast switching delivers 45x faster downloads.
Chichester High School
Sussex, U.K. 1,500 students. Scalable wired networks for BYOD.
Victor Central School District
Victor, NY. 4,500 students. Replaces Aruba with Ruckus W-Fi for 1:1 learning and secure onboarding.
Kentucky Christian Academy
Louiville, KY. 3,000 students. Wi-Fi elevates the classroom experience for reliable digital learning.
St. Jozefs College
Aalst, Belgium. 1,200 students. Outperformed Aerohive to deliver future-proof Wi-Fi network.
Louisville, KY. 3,000 students. High capacity wired and wireless networks power 1:1 learning.