Some of the benefits of having Wi-Fi in schools include increased connectivity between campus buildings, increased productivity and increased collaboration between students and teachers. Wireless Internet is also more cost-effective than traditional wired service.Continue Reading
Recently, a Pew Research Center survey found that most teachers find Internet access to have a major positive impact on their ability to access content, resources and materials to create their lesson plans. Utilizing Wi-Fi creates a vast number of learning opportunities for students and teachers.
That same survey also found that a growing number of students are using e-readers and tablets to complete assignments and tasks. Those devices can only access the Internet through a wireless connection. If a school doesn't have Wi-Fi, it is essentially blocking students from using an entire generation of devices, most of which are actually easier and more cost-effective for them to use than traditional computers.
Another benefit of having Wi-Fi in schools is the mobility it offers. While wired computers restrict Internet access to a specific location, devices that connect to Wi-Fi can be used just about anywhere in the school. This increases the opportunities for students and teachers to collaborate by making it easier for them to share ideas and schoolwork.Learn more about K-12