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Extreme Networks Supports Demand in Higher Education for Mobile and Personalized Learning Initiatives
Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 02:25:52 PM

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Company to Highlight Software-driven Networking Solutions at EDUCAUSE 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) today announced that its software-driven networking solutions are helping colleges and universities around the world keep pace with the rapidly-changing education technology landscape to deliver an adaptive, mobile learning environment to students, faculty and staff. At EDUCAUSE 2015, starting October 27th in Indianapolis, IN, Extreme will showcase interactive demos that highlight the company's network application analytics, campus Wi-Fi, and stadium and arena Wi-Fi technology at booth #710.

Customer & Program Highlights

  • To meet the growing mobile demands of their students, faculty and staff, the University of Mount Union partnered with Extreme to upgrade its infrastructure with an integrated solution that allows them to increase network bandwidth by 2x to handle the growing number of users and devices on the network.
  • Personalized learning is transforming education from a factory model to student-centered education. Based on a new survey conducted by Extreme, 41% of schools currently use or plan to implement personalized learning within the next one to two years. The survey revealed that reliable Wi-Fi was the second most important factor for successfully implementing personalized learning, just after teacher professional development. According to the survey results, 70% revealed that the top benefit of personalized learning is improved student performance and achievement, while 45% said the biggest drawback is the extra preparation it requires. In addition, 69% believe personalized learning will become more relevant in the next one to two years.

Customer Perspectives

Dave Smith, Assistant Director of IT for Technical Services, University of Mount Union "Students, faculty, and staff expect fast access to the Internet for a variety of applications and our goal is to make their experience as seamless as possible. With Extreme's Purview solution, we are able to access reports about traffic, users and applications, which, in turn, empower us with the knowledge we need to secure and optimize the network and troubleshoot more efficiently."

Shane Davis, Director of IT, Louisiana College "Over our seven-year relationship, Extreme has continually impressed us, exceeding all of our expectations. The company's unmatched support and phenomenal service, coupled with its Web interface that provides an all-in-one console, gives Louisiana College the opportunity to better serve our faculty, staff and students and meet their technology and mobile needs."

Jonathan Kidwell, Director of Education, Extreme Networks "Advances in educational technology are ushering in a new era of how students are taught. New styles of learning, from personalized learning to flipped classrooms, require every student have access to a device on the network. By delivering the best educationally-focused networking solutions in the industry, Extreme is committed to helping colleges and universities achieve the objective of learning success for all students."

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