Coronavirus Forces $600 Billion Higher Education Industry Online

bloombergquint | March 19, 2020

Packham taught herself two popular software programs for videoconferencing, Zoom and Kaltura. She plans to hold office hours via Skype and produce TikTok videos to explain the importance of food stamps in the current economic crisis. She’s already recorded a video lecture for her 41 students, but is far from satisfied with it. “If I was a student, I would not want to watch this,” she says.America has 1.5 million faculty members, and, like Packham, 70% have never taught a virtual course before, according to education technology researcher Bay View Analytics. To promote social distancing during the pandemic, universities are sending students home en masse to learn on their laptops. In a matter of weeks, as spring breaks end, the $600 billion-plus higher education industry must sudden

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We started the Education Design Lab five years ago on the belief that only education could turn the tide on the growing income gap in the United States—but that the democratic promise of higher education required new thinking and fundamental change. At the time, U.S. higher education seemed at the precipice of the massive “disruption” that completely upended other industries, like taxis, publishing, hotels and retail. In the years since, we have seen a revolution take hold that places learners’ needs front and center, along with the demands of the industries looking to hire them.

Spotlight

We started the Education Design Lab five years ago on the belief that only education could turn the tide on the growing income gap in the United States—but that the democratic promise of higher education required new thinking and fundamental change. At the time, U.S. higher education seemed at the precipice of the massive “disruption” that completely upended other industries, like taxis, publishing, hotels and retail. In the years since, we have seen a revolution take hold that places learners’ needs front and center, along with the demands of the industries looking to hire them.

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Standard School District and Fulton Public School Partner with Auvik for Network Management Tools

Standard School District | June 27, 2022

Standard School District and Fulton Public Schools have been collaborating with Auvik, a notedsupplier of cloud-based network management software, leading to enhanced productivity, real-time network visibility, and a significant return on investment. 2,200 students attend three elementary schools, a middle school, a high school, and an early care center in the fully certified Fulton Public Schools district in Missouri. 3,100 children are served by the three elementary schools and one middle school in the California district known as Standard School District. Both districts have specialized IT teams that keep an eye on the technological requirements of each district's schools. As more districts continue to offer virtual learning choices, increase the number of linked security devices, and implement interactive learning technologies in classrooms, network management has become an increasingly important demand in educational institutions. The teams used manual configuration and monitoring procedures prior to installing Auvik's network management software, spending a significant amount of time traveling to each school and attending to individual equipment. The teams may now concentrate on other issues because Auvik's software offers remote management and maintenance. “It took just a few days to get a return on value from the entire implementation, We’d tried a few open-source tools before Auvik, but they were very configuration heavy and took up a lot of senior-level staff’s time. The team also explored some commercial offerings but found they were either too vendor-specific, cost-prohibitive or both. Auvik’s out-of-the-box configuration was up and running in just under an hour and has helped us streamline our business operations, allowing our junior-level techs to find and resolve network issues directly, while our senior-level techs invest their time in larger projects. Auvik is a visual tool that helps the team quickly understand where to look first if there’s an issue. We are currently conducting intensive planning for long-term growth, which includes additional IT equipment, so centralized management was a big priority for us.” - Jeff Davis, Director of IT, Standard School District

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NYC Mayor’s Office and JobsFirstNYC Announce Collaboration to Expand the Summer Youth Employment Program

JobsFirstNYC | June 08, 2022

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Online Education Services Selects Juniper Networks to Elevate Student Experiences in the Digital Era

Juniper Networks | August 10, 2022

Juniper Networks, a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, today announced that Online Education Services (OES), an online education enabler, has selected Juniper’s wired and wireless solutions to power its networking experience. With a secure AI-driven network, OES is set to advance the online education industry through its digitally enabled solutions alongside its partner universities. OES was established in 2011 with the goal of delivering innovative education experiences that attract, engage and retain students. Through partnerships with highly regarded Australian education providers, OES provides the expertise to create engaging online learning experiences for students who are not catered for by traditional campus-based offerings. Through proven successful and long-standing partnerships, OES has supported universities to grow at scale and speed while maintaining the highest academic quality. To sustain its continued business growth, OES relocated to a larger office building and required a high-performing network to support increasing demands and growing number of staff. In addressing this, Juniper’s Wireless Access Points with Juniper Mist Wi-Fi Assurance were deployed to provide access to high-speed and reliable connectivity powered by automation. Coupled with Mist AI, the overall management and operation of OES’s network was greatly simplified, while enabling AI-driven insights into its users’ experiences. The ease of implementation also allowed for continued agility, a critical factor for OES as it looks to expand its business locally and internationally. “We are pleased to have been selected by OES to support their advancement in the online education industry. Through our AI-driven solutions, we have built a simplified and automated network that is agile enough to scale with OES’s growing business. We are confident that OES will reap the benefits of a seamless high-speed wireless connectivity as it continues to grow its business in accelerating the digital learning experiences for students around the world.” - Bruce Bennie, Vice President & General Manager, Australia & New Zealand at Juniper Networks With Juniper’s experience-first approach to networking, we have a secure and automated network that can be managed from a centralized location, allowing for greater efficiency across our IT operations. Through its AI-driven solutions, we are confident that Juniper will be able to continue to help us grow and scale our business with agility as we work toward further accelerating the online education industry, Said David Payne, IT Operations Manager, Online Education Services (OES), Australia. About Juniper Networks Juniper Networks is dedicated to dramatically simplifying network operations and driving superior experiences for end users. Our solutions deliver industry-leading insight, automation, security, and AI to drive real business results. We believe that powering connections will bring us closer together while empowering us all to solve the world’s greatest challenges of well-being, sustainability, and equality.

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