Education

How Wichita State University Improved Endpoint Visibility & Control
Juanma Rodriguez
How Wichita State University Improved Endpoint Visibility & Control

Long gone are the days when institutional data sits within a single, secure perimeter. Sensitive information now resides on multiple mobile endpoints handled by users who are constantly making changes to them. As more and more higher education institutions adopt 1:1 device programs, the challenge of securing that data only amplifies. Wichita State University (WSU), a public university in Wichita, Kansas that serves about 15,000 students, has experienced a...

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5 Back-to-School Security Tips for K-12
Juanma Rodriguez
5 Back-to-School Security Tips for K-12

It’s back-to-school season and while students and their families shop for new clothes, backpacks and school supplies, teachers and administrators are also busy outfitting their schools with tools to support a productive and safe school year. There’s no question technology is a core component for creating powerful learning environments. Seventy-five percent of teachers today use technology in their classrooms on a daily basis. But with technology adoption comes risks...

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Reinforce Learning with Summer Device Programs
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Reinforce Learning with Summer Device Programs

Earlier this month, I wrote about how an end-of-year device collection policy may be an unnecessary drain on IT resources. With the support of endpoint tools, districts can perform remote device maintenance, keep track of device inventory and automatically enforce compliance with student privacy regulations such as the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). With these tools in place, it also becomes possible to support a year-round 1:1 program that...

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What is Your K12 Device Policy for Summer Vacation?
Absolute Safe Schools
What is Your K12 Device Policy for Summer Vacation?

As we approach school summer vacation, K12 school districts are preparing for end-of-year device support. For some school districts, this involves collecting, inventorying and checking over devices as they come in and are stored over the summer. For others, this involves creating a more comprehensive device management strategy to support the continued use of devices to support learning in the summer months. End-of-year device collection: Is it necessary? For...

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Technology Education is a Community Effort
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Technology Education is a Community Effort

As educators help shape our leaders of tomorrow, they rely on technology platforms to provide students with the skills they need for success. Recent data demonstrates that technology has the potential to boost student learning and test scores but technology fluency is only one piece of the puzzle. Perhaps equally as important is the notion that today’s educators have the opportunity to teach good digital citizenship, in order to instill long-term...

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