This edWeb podcast is sponsored by ClassLink and co-hosted by CoSN, AASA, and edWeb.net.
The webinar recording can be accessed here.
Today, K-12 education networks are required to do much more than address district operational and administrative needs. Now, more than ever, school networks must serve students and teachers both inside and outside the classroom, anywhere and anytime. Innovative technologies, more access to the internet, and powerful communication, creation, and collaboration tools are driving instructional transformation. Rapid change is increasing the demand for greater network capacity and reliability. In the not-too-distant future, innovations in data visualization, embedded digital formative assessment, immersive, adaptive digital content, and interoperability will place additional demands on district networks. These demands come at the same time as funding for K-12 education becomes more challenging and unpredictable.
In this webinar podcast, three school superintendents share how their districts make high-stakes infrastructure investment decisions in the midst of rapidly and constantly changing technology, teaching and learning priorities, and funding. Six critical areas of network design are explored:
§ Multiple paths to the internet
§ Two or more data centers and/or cloud services
§ Reduction in single points of failure
§ Software and services hosted in the cloud
§ Near-term requirements are met with a clear vision for the future
§ Support for students’ use of devices
This recorded edWebinar is of particular value to school superintendents, K-12 school and district leaders, and aspiring leaders.