Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 17 - Page 44

INTELLIGENT MOBILE TECHNOLOGY How to roll out Wifi in the classroom Vivek Mistry at Aruba shares pointers on how to get Wifi rolling for classrooms. H igher education has paved the way for many of the technologies we use today. With a unique set of demands and workloads comes a unique set of problems. Laptops and mobile devices have infiltrated the classrooms causing distraction to the teaching process. The future classroom is well connected with professors utilising Wi-Fi to their advantage to create an interactive learning experience. Vivek Mistry, Manager, Aruba. Classroom roll out checklist Ÿ Ÿ Buy-in from stakeholders helps achieve Wi-Fi objectives Ÿ Ÿ Let everyone know how access points affect aesthetics of environment Ÿ Ÿ Respect look and feel of a room Ÿ Ÿ Plan and design requirements Ÿ Ÿ Identify everyone’s needs Ÿ Ÿ Audit configurations of WLAN infrastructure Ÿ Ÿ Understand what each setting does and ramifications Ÿ Ÿ Validate implementation with a survey Ÿ Ÿ Monitor closely and make changes to improve experience 44 Issue 17 INTELLIGENT TECH CHANNELS