Bring Your Learning Device: What You Need to Know

Bring Your Learning Device: What You Need to Know


Available On Demand
Duration 60min
Tim Feltner
Director of Technology Services/Data Communications
Cherokee County School District
Tim Feltner
Tim Feltner has worked for the Cherokee County School District the past 25 years, and has 29 years experience in public education. During Tim's diverse education-focused career, he has worked as a teacher, technology specialist, network specialist and technology administrator. He currently oversees the local area network, wireless network, wide area network, network security, Internet services, email and web services. Tim recently added telephony services to his areas of responsibility, and he also heads up the E-Rate program for the school district.

Tim received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree from Murray State University.

About Cherokee County School District: Cherokee County SD, located in Georgia, has recently deployed a district wide "bring your own learning device" for students from kindergarten through 12th grade. The school district is opening a new school with 802.11 AC wireless. An emphasis has been put on providing access to learning resources throughout the school campus.

The school district is also deploying video conferencing classrooms in all schools. Hence, the demand of bandwidth continues to increase as voice and data converge and as online testing become more prevalent.
Neal Tilley
Senior Director, Education Technology, North America
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
Neal Tilley
Neal Tilley is responsible for Solution Development across the North American Education sector in Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise. With over 22 years of experience in the IT Communication industry, Neal brings insight into how technology can make a difference to any education organization. Having worked across the world for Alcatel Lucent Enterprise, Neal has been involved in many Education customers’ communication transformations and brings invaluable experience to any technology related project. His present role is focused on helping Educators understand the impact of emerging infrastructure & collaboration technologies on their teaching environment, their students, their faculty, partners and the community as a whole.

Neal has helped School Districts and Universities develop new teaching practices with new innovations from Alcatel-Lucent (and Bell Labs). In particular, Neal is involved in many IT initiatives that promote a better way of teaching and has evangelized this at many Education institutions across the world. Neal has a Bsc (Hons) degree in Business Studies and a postgraduate Diploma in Marketing (DipM). Before Alcatel-Lucent, Neal developed his diverse technical background by working for several System Integrators as well as several large PC manufacturers. All through his career, he has worked with education customers and has an impressive list of use cases and successes.

Neal has contributed to many education events and associations (such as ACUTA, Educause, FCC etc). His experience includes:
• implementing the first classroom IP phone in La Jolla School District • engineering the one-time world’s largest deployment of IP Telephony in a school district (Clark County School District),
• developing a SAFE CAMPUS solution for Santé Fe Community College that thwarted an active shooter
• presenting the 21stCampus at Harvard, hinting towards a future tied to analytics, BYOD and Gamefication.
Neal is focused on immersing himself into the unique environment every school district, university or college he works with.

The majority, if not all, of the classrooms in K-12 these days are equipped with an interactive white board, a projector, and a wireless access point. Hear how the Cherokee School District has enabled success by integrating other equipment purpose-built for specific subject areas across all of their schools by utilizing an application fluent network that provides unified access and delivers their Teach21 and “Bring Your Learning Device” (BYLD) visions.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

  • Help teachers to use technology to complete their professional development and immediately use it in their curriculum
  • Build a network that supports video conferencing and online testing
  • Provide secure access to teaching resources in the BYLD way
  • Transform your K-12 network at a lower cost

Register for this webinar to learn how you can get success with a BYLD vision from the WAN/infrastructure/WLAN standpoint. Cherokee Schools are innovating education technology through their “teach 21” program and their unique take on BYOD. Hearing their story will benefit any K-12 School or enterprise facing the type of pressures similar to K-12 Education, such as keeping up with changing IT demands and ever tightening budgets.

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