Technology is everywhere in education: Public schools in the United States now provide at least one computer for every five students. They spend more than $3 billion per year on digital content. Led by the federal government, the country is in the midst of a massive effort to make affordable high-speed Internet and free online teaching resources available to even the most rural and remote schools.
Technology is a powerful tool that can support and transform education in many ways, from making it easier for teachers to create instructional materials to enabling new ways for people to learn and work together. With the worldwide reach of the Internet and the ubiquity of smart devices that can connect to it, a new age of anytime anywhere education is dawning. It will be up to instructional designers and educational technologies to make the most of the opportunities provided by technology to change education so that effective and efficient education is available to everyone everywhere.
Helping students succeed takes more than a few tablets. We’ll work with you to ensure you have the right devices in place and the infrastructure to support them.
Teaching is all about introducing students to a whole world of concepts that they didn’t know about yet. Technology in the classroom is like a foray into modern invention – and you get to be the expedition leader. Rather than viewing digital devices and Internet spaces as a threat to your duties, view them as unexplored areas of growth for both you and the young minds trusting you to show them what’s out there.
Infrastructure & Wi-Fi
We’ll ensure you’re prepared. Before choosing devices, you need to take care of your IT infrastructure. UDI will help you implement a network that supports the use of mobile devices and online, standards-aligned assessments. Build a network that can support the growth of mobile device and Internet use for 1:1 initiatives and personalized learning.
At UDI, we’ll ensure you have wireless access points exactly where you need them, for a faster, more reliable — and more secure — digital learning environment.
Migrating your voice and data systems to the cloud requires planning and partnering with the right technology firm. Let the UDI engineering team help you determine the best technology for your District. Properly deployed Cloud services will reduce on site hardware management fees. UDI’s secure, affordable and reliable Cloud Services provide fixed-fee access to your district’s voice and data resources. Securely access files regardless of location, application updates and new deployments when needed.
With the growing use of digital content and Common Core State Standards online assessments, you need a larger storage capacity. We’ll help you find a bigger and better solution to hold and protect your data.
Many schools and districts are finding that storing data in the cloud is more cost-effective than storing data in their own on-site data centers. The cloud offers secure access to important information, including email, backup files and storage — from anywhere. Free up internal resources by handing off cloud hosting to UDI.
Want to keep data on-site? A properly implemented data center enables the secure storage, management and retrieval of assessment data. Let us help you standardize equipment, processes and details, and eliminate redundancies to simplify operations
Proactive IT monitoring will reduce your network management costs and improve efficiency. Most K-12 Districts, Universities and Libraries struggle with the cost of staffing IT expertise needed to support their infrastructure. UDI’s Managed Services provides the best of both worlds: affordability and secure always on networks.
Implementation & Support
At UDI, we offer IT services that take you from planning and purchasing to deployment and management. Need help integrating your new technology? We can do that, too.Don’t add new technology before you know what you need. We’ll conduct a wireless assessment to test access points and find out if your Wi-Fi is up to speed. We’ll also run a network assessment to ensure your infrastructure is running smoothly.
24 hours a day, seven days a week, we staff a Remote Network Operations Center that provides proactive monitoring and management of your network infrastructure. Get maintenance and security, as well as remote and on-site system access. This includes operational reporting with the critical information you need to run your school or district.
With new testing and learning initiatives, you’re handling a growing amount of sensitive data. We’ll ensure it’s secure. With growth in mobile device use and online assessments, a vast amount of student and school data needs to be protected. Discover customized, secure solutions for the transfer and storage of this information.
Implementing a 1:1 initiative? We have security applications that will ensure students can’t access or download unauthorized information, protecting your students and your core data infrastructure.