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As businesses continue adjusting to ever-changing circumstances, the education industry is reimagining itself—


leading to new processes built with our help, and help from our top suppliers

Education systems changed and adapted during the pandemic, switching from in-school teaching to remote and hybrid options. Now, as many students begin returning to their classrooms, new processes and technologies are required—especially in places where hybrid classes will continue. School and university administrators must enable constant collaboration and, even more importantly, protect the health and safety of their staffs and students. Both goals are achieved through COVID-19 prevention, improved connectivity and devices, real-time information accuracy, and enhanced equipment for at-home education.
ScanSource knows our valued partners are key to creating a seamless continuation of learning for students everywhere. That’s why we’re dedicated to making sure you’re aware of, and have access to, the new solutions that can lead to your growth and success in this rapidly changing landscape.





Here are a few trends and opportunities occurring in the industry now—ones you can use to your advantage:

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Video communication

Keep students and teachers connected from anywhere, for continued learning¹


American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) provided $170.3B to education—the federal government’s largest-ever, single investment in US schools. The Act provided $7.2B in funding for the federal E-Rate program and will be extended to help bring devices and connectivity to students, educators, and patrons of public libraries. ¹Learning Policy Institute, An Unparalleled Investment in US Public Education: Analysis of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

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Networking security

Protect student information and prevent phishing and cyberattacks²


Cybersecurity tools specifically aimed at schools/universities are emerging, making it easy to buy an installed/managed solution that addresses student/ building/software security—meaning opportunities to sell SECaaS that’s marketed/bundled for easy deployment. ²ScanSource GoRTO

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Health and safety

Monitor students’ and staffs’ temps, and understand the safeguards needed for this process²


Scan the temps of all children/educators/visitors entering the school and deny entry to anyone with a fever. Provide wayfinding/pathing for students/staff. ²ScanSource GoRTO

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Connectivity

Deploy WI-FI and connectivity to ensure students can seamlessly collaborate in school/at home³


96% of teachers use their own internet service to teach their students. ³Education Week: How COVID-19 Is Shaping Tech Use: What That Means When Schools Reopen

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Staying informed

Send real-time notifications to parents/students/staff through IVR technology³


87% of teachers saw students’ abilities to use education technologies improve during school closures. ³Education Week: How COVID-19 Is Shaping Tech Use: What That Means When Schools Reopen

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Equipping homes/classrooms

Provide secure tablets/computers for students to stay connected and collaborate³


In February 2020, about 57% of teachers said each student in their schools had a device. Percentage increased to 59% when they were surveyed in May 2020. ³Education Week: How COVID-19 Is Shaping Tech Use: What That Means When Schools Reopen

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After all the changes of the past year, educators were compelled to adapt—regardless of whether students are taught at home or in person.

 



Solutions that support these trends


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VIDEO COMMUNICATION

Enable students/parents/teachers to connect anywhere

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SECURITY

Secure student info through devices and viewing restrictions

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CONNECTIVITY

Ensure students seamlessly collaborate in schools/at home by securing Wi-Fi/connectivity

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HEALTH AND SAFETY

Scan temps of teachers/staff/students/visitors upon entry

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PHYSICAL SECURITY

Protect students/staff during in-person education

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INTERACTIVE VOICE RESPONSE

Send real-time notifications to parents/students/staff




Featured Products:

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Cisco Webex
Teach, collaborate, message, and call securely
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Cisco Catalyst 9100
Provide integrated security, higher capacity, and improved latency and efficiency with Wi-Fi 6 access points
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Avaya OneCloud
Reduce complexity and improve connectivity for students/teachers
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Axis 2N IP Verso
Offer flexible, remote access control, HD video, and two-way audio
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exacqVision/Kantech Onboard
Deliver K–12 campuses an integrated security solution when every second counts
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Hanwha Wisenet X Series Plus
Allow effortless installation and setup with this modular, future-proofed design
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Jabra Evolve 20SE/Evolve30
Provide headsets so comfortable educators won’t want to take them off
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Microsoft 365
Discover the benefits of Microsoft 365 both inside and outside the classroom
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Mitel Revolution
Offer three tools in one: multimedia, emergency alerts, and notification management
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Poly Studio USB
Deliver industry-leading audio and video in an easy-to-use, USB video bar

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