203 Chief Information Officer Roger Brunelle said, which will provide a major challenge as school IT system will need to be able to handle hundreds of students simultaneously accessing the IT network to take the tests.
"The old bubble sheets are going online," Brunelle
has put a lot of pressure on school districts to accommodate that.
"Everything is moving into a blended learning approach," Brunelle
"There is a lot more interactive streaming, more lesson planning and flip classrooms, It's all heading in that direction and it puts more stress on the bandwidth and the network."
203, which has just under 18,000 students and 2,300 staff members in its 26 facilities, has had a wireless and IT system in place for a while, Brunelle
said demand on the system had quadrupled over the past few years.
"It was bending and it was ready to burst, but it made it to this point," Brunelle
With new system's capacity will be such that each student could access the network simultaneously with three devices, he
In addition to students using multiple devices, the network will accommodate new learning methods as well, Brunelle
said, allowing the district to do everything from teachers facilitating "pod" learning within one classroom to a teacher teaching classes in several school buildings simultaneously.
and Turkot both point out wireless stadiums provide more than the ability for parents to check their email while watching their children play.
added the system allows administrators to monitor security cameras around the stadium - and even move the cameras - from a mobile device, adding an extra layer of security.