6 Ways that E-Rate Supports Digital and Mobile Learning
Without programs such as E-Rate, there’s little doubt that small, rural schools would struggle to maintain a high standard of education when it comes to 21st-century skills. Mobile and digital learning are bona fide necessities at this point. We shudder to think about how these smaller locales would be able to keep up.
However, the E-Rate program does not only benefit rural schools. It’s also essential to ensure that schools and libraries across the country can stay connected and up-to-date with all the latest technological trends. There are six ways in which the E-Rate program accomplishes this, and we’re going to highlight them all in the article below.
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Before you go, though, read on to find out the six ways in which the E-Rate program supports digital and mobile learning.
1.) E-Rate Broadens the Scope of Digital Learning
E-Rate works hard to keep every school district up-to-date with the latest technological trends, thus expanding digital and mobile learning capabilities for teachers and students alike. More work is completed, and no one falls behind.
2.) E-Rate Expands the Limits of Connectivity
Fewer people will need to suffer from a lack of connectivity, whether at home or school.
3.) E-Rate Makes Off-Campus Connectivity Possible
Thanks to the program’s funding and support, more and more schools can expand the reach of their Internet connectivity to areas outside of the campus.
4.) E-Rate Makes Connectivity Possible for Everyone
The E-Rate program endeavors to provide WiFi support to public schools nationwide, including those located in less urbanized areas who need every inch of support they can get.
5.) E-Rate Extends Connectivity to Buses, As Well
Many supporters of the E-Rate program have opined that WiFi hotspots should extend to school buses, as well, and thanks to significant funding, it’s becoming more and more possible.
6.) E-Rate Benefits Everyone
Many schools have come to rely on the support of programs such as E-Rate. It’s clear to see that digital and mobile learning capabilities would stagnate without it.
In conclusion, E-Rate and programs like it are essential for the connectivity capabilities of schools everywhere. We hope that it doesn’t go away anytime soon. Don’t forget to sign up for Pedagogue, and if you have enjoyed this article, you might enjoy this one, too.