CoSN Smart Education Networks by Design Guidelines for School CTOs
SEND Guidelines and Checklist ready for download and discussions. March 2014
Without robust infrastructure and resilient MAN/WAN and ISP strategies, your network may not be ready to support your 1:1 and mixed environments such as BYOD. Down load the checklist to aid in your upgrade review and planning.
☑ Recognize that education networks have become one of the most critical infrastructure components of any school’s operations
☑ Recognize that 1-to-1, or many-to-1 technology programs are quickly becoming mainstream, and plan for bandwidth capacity accordingly
☑ Start every Education Network planning and upgrade process by closely consulting with
teachers and administrators regarding intended uses of technologies in the classroom and ensure that network hardware and services are capable of supporting peak loads
☑ Plan for substantial training and support of teachers and staff as part of any technology rollout
☑ Understand that accessing content and resources while outside of the classroom – from home, class field trips, and in the community – is as critical to effective learning as in-class connectivity
☑ Ensure that rigorous security measures, regardless of the type of connection, are built into your network design – this is both for the purposes of preventing unauthorized access to network content and resources, as well as complying with federal and state student protection laws
☑ Make design choices that lay a foundation for the future, both in terms of scalability and the ease with which new device capabilities and technologies can be supported.