4 IT Learning Necessities for Hybrid Learning in Classrooms

You don’t need classrooms or campuses for collaboration – education is changing. Students are more digitally engaged than ever before. Because of this, teaching, learning, and administrative decision-making no longer have to take place in-person. Thanks to technology, educators can now collaborate seamlessly with colleagues, students and administrators through a distance-learning setup.

But how do you offer students the experiences they want and provide educators the tools they need, while ensuring that it’s done securely? Dive into Cisco’s top 4 e-learning tools for education.

Cisco Webex

The collaboration architecture within Cisco Webex provides the toolkit teachers and students need to connect seamlessly and securely. It enables learning not only to be more accessible but also more engaging. Its features are designed to drive e-learning from team collaboration to digital whiteboarding, online office hours, courses and more.

Webex offers HD audio and video capabilities that transform virtual classrooms into lifelike experiences for students and teachers. Its unique platform allows students and teachers to keep collaborating before, during and after lessons with 1:1 and group messaging, rich content and file sharing and video calls. Collaboration is simplified with features such as digital whiteboarding, co-editing and interactive polling.

If your school uses LMS solutions such as Moodle, Blackboard, Sakai, Canvas or D2L, you can integrate them directly with Webex.

Cisco DNA Spaces

Wireless internet is a crucial element for any school, whether on campus or e-learning. The issue with wireless is that it can be challenging to identify blind spots in the network. Cisco DNA Spaces provides insight and context to data you already have but couldn’t see. It gives you visibility that includes location analytics, visitor behavior trends, asset monitoring and data privacy. All of this data lives within a user-friendly, centralized dashboard.

The mobility architecture behind Cisco provides the connectivity and capacity schools need to help students move beyond traditional boundaries to learn how and where they want. That includes connecting the campus, creating mobile experiences, driving digital learning, campus wayfinding and location services.

Cisco Umbrella

Umbrella, used by hundreds of universities and schools today, provides an internet-wide layer of protection that defends against malware while preventing command and control callback of infected devices. Its defensive layers and unique approach stop all threats in their tracks.

As more K-12 schools embrace 1:1 programs, tablets and mobile devices, Cisco Umbrella enables IT administrators to extend web filtering and internet security to all devices, even after leaving campus.

Cisco’s data center architecture gives schools the control they need to manage data-whether on-premise or in a central data center, hybrid cloud, or cloud-to fuel innovative research and keep campuses secure.

Cisco Meraki

Cisco Meraki cloud-managed technology provides complete network visibility and control – no hardware controllers or overlay software required. With end-to-end network intelligence through Meraki System Manager, the Meraki dashboard, Wireless Health and Meraki Insight, schools can quickly identify network problems from the end-point to the application server.

Meraki provides the ultimate experience for both students and teachers, with a holistic view of what contributes to the end-user’s network slow-down, whether it’s the iPad, cloud application or state testing site, leading to a faster time to resolution.

Meraki’s content filtering, application control and SD-WAN capabilities on the Meraki MX security appliance reduce operational costs, simplify multi-site deployments and use bandwidth more efficiently to optimize performance for critical applications without sacrificing security or privacy.

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At Bridgetek Solutions, we specialize in technology solutions for education. We understand that the transition to E-learning is new territory for many institutions. In order to alleviate some of the strain, we have created an IT checklist on preparing for distance learning.

If you are looking for a smooth transition, contact us and let our experts help.

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