Major IT developments undertaken to enhance learning
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One of our recent successes was to install a seamless dual-band 5Ghz wireless network across the campus at Myddelton College in North Wales. In recognition of its place as a global leader in technological integration, Myddelton College has been selected as a Microsoft Associate Showcase School. This establishes it as part of a global community of 850 premier schools which are engaged in digital transformation, to encourage innovation and improve teaching and learning. Showcase schools create immersive, inclusive experiences that instils essential skills for the future workplace. As a Microsoft Showcase School, Myddelton College is one of only four designated establishments in Wales and the first in North Wales. With such a prestigious accolade the college needed to ensure that its IT service and digital devices matched its innovative teaching agenda.
Five of the college’s teaching staff have been designated Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts, for their achievements in developing an innovative curriculum, so Myddelton’s IT needs set the bar higher than other educational establishments. Ten Ten Systems was invited to look at how the college’s IT infrastructure was set up and how best to maximise the site and its connectivity to its teaching areas. As a new project, the college had carte blanche to install a system that would be at the leading edge of modern teaching. For a Microsoft-accredited establishment, the IT had to deliver the digital performance to maximise its students’ potential. Ten Ten Systems looked at such factors as the campus’s resources, the number of students and the college’s future aspirations both in terms of student numbers and technology requirements before installation.
The first phase of the project had to be complete by the college’s Open Day in September 2016. This included a state of the art server and seamless 5Ghz wireless network, in addition to the reconfiguration and optimisation of present hardware on the campus. Existing technology was incorporated into the framework and as part of the new system, Microsoft Surface tablets have been issued to all students and teachers. These will be used in conjunction with wireless display adapters mirroring devices to 50” TVs in each classroom to enhance the teaching and learning at the College. Other features of the campus infrastructure include 5Ghz wireless access points, Microsoft Office365, 100Mb Fibre Ethernet connectivity and a cloud storage solution. The aim is to make the school’s tech system a secure environment for the students, but also provide a seamless connection across the whole campus so that overseas students can communicate with parents via the HD VoIP platform. The SonicWALL security enables monitoring of the students’ activity, via user ID for each individual teacher and pupil.
The key benefits of this development have been:
Innovative, bespoke solution
Seamless and remote connectivity throughout the site
Cloud-based storage solution
Back-up support team
It has been long understood that technology facilitates enhanced learning for pupils and as well as innovative teaching methods for teachers. So, if you are looking for an IT partner that’s has an enviable track record in the education sector, has the support of Microsoft as a Gold Partner and is a Google Classroom Educator, get in touch to see how we can help you do more with your own IT budget.
IT is all about capabilities and we believe that excellent IT is the foundation on which successful results are built.
The evolution of technology has allowed schools to embrace the power of IT, develop innovative teaching methods and secure the environment for all pupils. Knowing what is available, how to implement it and who to turn to in a crisis can be daunting.
At Ten Ten Systems, it’s our policy to make sure any investment you make in your IT infrastructure and systems delivers you maximum results.
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