Realizing the promise of adaptive learning technology depends on teachers and students having access to a network that delivers high performance and reliability. The power of AI and sophisticated ed-tech applications won't have the intended effect if downtime becomes an ongoing issue, or if latency degrades the ability to make use of them.
Educational institutions need to assess the bandwidth-intensive needs they'll face as more of the student experience involves video and interactive tools for online assessments and connections to a school's IT systems.
Beyond speed and capacity requirements, adaptive learning technology in education will thrive in environments where network management doesn't rely on manual processes and automation can proactively detect performance issues before they happen.
Though many educational organizations have already moved some of their applications and infrastructure to the cloud, adaptive learning technology may provide a compelling use case for edge computing. Moving critical functions closer to where they are needed ensures teachers and students have access to the necessary content.
Making the right network investments early on may help educational institutions become one step ahead of potential challenges like congestion and have the agility to scale bandwidth as the needs of students grow.
This is a shift that may involve building and operating networks much differently than in the past. That's why it's necessary to find a partner with the tools and expertise to help not only accelerate the journey to adaptive learning technology today but to continue improving the student experience in the future.
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