In classrooms today, technology and online resources are being used to help further the education of students. As IT becomes a vital part of the classroom, schools and universities will have to commit to new updates to their infrastructure in order to support this.
What’s new in the classroom?
A more interactive learning experience
With the addition of technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, and markerspace, students are able to experience more interactive and personal lessons.
Mobile learning has become increasingly more popular since the pandemic, with many older students remaining in remote learning environments. This often provides them greater flexibility which is particularly popular with older students.
These new developments are creating challenges for traditional schooling systems and are forcing institutions to innovate in order to thrive.
The Future of Adaptive Learning
Technology developments can allow for a more personalized educational experience for each student
Courses can be tailored to meet the individual needs and requirements of each student
No longer will devices be deemed as distractions, allowing them to benefit everyone as learning supplements.
Data Security and Sovereignty
With the shift towards technology continuing, more personal data and student information will need to be stored online. This makes online data security and protection imperative.
The shift to using technology isn’t just in the education sector. Technology is quickly taking over in all aspects of life, making IT education integral to students’ future success.
As you can see, there are a lot of new developments unfolding within the education sector that are providing new opportunities for students and teachers alike. Whilst the additions of remote learning and online resources are hugely beneficial within education, they come with new challenges for the institute itself. In order to utilize these new resources to their full extent, educational institutes will need to seriously improve their infrastructure.
What challenges does this develop?
Managing Distributed IT
A typical campus will be made up of multiple buildings that will all be connected to the same network. Typically, an IT manager would be responsible for managing the entire network. Within the education sector, there is usually only a small IT team, which would mean limited space available to monitor, access, and control the entire institute’s IT assets.
Data Protection and Security
The jump to online will put students’ data and information at risk. IT managers will need to ensure that this sensitive data is protected against cyber-attacks and other threats. To do this, all of the school’s IT assets will need to be protected, from hardware to software. Centralized monitoring can help protect these assets through insight, security, and ease of management.
Targeted Learning through Next-Gen Technologies
Schools are collecting more data on their students than ever before to help track their performance and personal development. This can help target the students learning and track their progress, but it does put their information at risk of cyber attacks. IT managers must ensure that the school’s IT assets are protected in its entirety to prevent the risk of online threats.
How can Vertiv Help?
Vertiv offers Core to Edge solutions that provide critical infrastructure technologies that can meet the specific business requirements and needs of the education sector.
Vertiv™ UPS Systems
When technology becomes an integrated part of the learning experience, your power infrastructure becomes critical for operations. When a power outage stops all learning from being able to take place it is vital to ensure your system uptime is at an all-time high. A Vertiv UPS system will ensure that all connected equipment remains up and running when power disturbances occur. This allows you to keep teaching without worrying about outside influences.
Vertiv™ Integrated Solutions
To create and maintain the strong edge computing needed for the future of education, solid IT infrastructure needs to be implemented as efficiently as possible. Vertiv’s flexible integrated solutions allow for easier design, implementation, management, and replication of systems to help you support the IT infrastructure needed to help students thrive.
Buy Vertiv™ Integrated Solutions
Vertiv™ IT Management
Vertiv IT Management devices and software provide solutions in edge, engineering lab, and enterprise environments. They are able to seamlessly integrate and scalable to create a resilient IT management fabric.
Vertiv™ Thermal Management
No matter your location, size, or business goals, Vertiv will have a heat management solution to suit you! Ensure reliable and efficient protection for your mission-critical facilities with advanced equipment, controls, and economical operating costs.
Buy Vertiv™ Thermal Management
Monitoring your equipment after it’s set up is an essential part of ongoing future-proofing and safeguarding. With Vertiv Monitoring equipment you can not only detect but predict the cause of downtime to keep you one step ahead of any potential problems.
This is just a brief look at the Vertiv Range, if you require more Vertiv equipment for your business, you can check our Vertiv microsite for a wide range of Vertiv products to suit your needs.
More Vertiv Products Available from Comms Express:
Vertiv Data Centre UPS | Vertiv Rack Cooling | Vertiv KVM & Console Drawer Solutions | Vertiv Server Cabinets | Vertiv PDUs | Vertiv UPS
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