The concept of mobility and wireless connectivity brings a number of benefits for education institutes too! Wireless connectivity modernizes the communication practice amongst teachers and students, and makes the complete learning process flexible for students. In case of distant learning, communication becomes easier by instantly carrying out video conferencing anywhere. Wireless technology along with mobility leads to added flexibility and interactivity in a school/college. New and improved teaching and learning techniques in a campus can be introduced with wireless internet availability. It eliminates the need to connect the devices with wires and surf internet sitting at one place. Wireless internet allows students to perform various educational activities from remote places also. Benefits from anytime, anywhere internet access –
- Wireless technology help teachers create a virtual classroom facility and deliver knowledge. The Wi-Fi enabled device can be used for video conferencing or audio lectures in case of distant learning programmes. Students can communicate with teachers and external faculties with ease.
- Students can achieve internet facility from anywhere in a campus. They can surf immediately from their mobile devices or laptops for getting information about different subjects. It will also facilitate them to connect with other students or with teachers.
- University staff can easily co-ordinate with each other on-the-move. The administrative activities to be carried out get easier.
- To achieve advantages of this technology, it is necessary to build a secure network in a university that can manage large number of devices and provides strong security from cybercrimes, malicious activities.
- It is important to provide role based access to manage and control data usage. Content filtering and sites restrictions techniques should be used to limit student’s usage. Distributing and managing bandwidth effectively amongst students, teachers, and staff is needed to control excessive consumption.
- There is a need to install APs [Access Points] to deliver fault-less coverage of Wi-Fi across the campus area.