The technical requirements for operating a colleges are accelerating even without considering remote learning:
Retaining learners requires staying ahead of emerging technologies, while providing adequate support for students, instructors, and staff, AND ensuring the end-to-end technical infrastructure is robust, secure, and sound. These are significant challenges for any school but increased when remote and distance learning become normative. IT departments now face unprecedented challenges.
Greater demands are placed on college IT departments than ever before.
Internal college IT departments have to triage responsibilities that range from provisioning devices to ensuring connectivity to managing IT security to maintaining the overall infrastructure. Add to that the increased need to juggle routine troubleshooting with students, faculty, and staff and ramping up efforts to enable effective online education, while potentially adjusting to a remote work environment for their own staff, and it’s either a nightmare or an opportunity to shine in collaboration with a managed IT firm.
Full capability, laser-focused on your school’s specific objective:
Schools need the ability to flex, expand, plan, implement and support technology end-to-end—even if the school’s initial needs are modest. But a generic approach is unsuitable for a learning environment. Too often, managed IT services partners do not grasp the fundamentals of a school’s mission, the specific requirements of its instructional paradigm, or the extent of challenges faced by its learner population. Every school shares something in common, and types of schools from Law Schools to Community Colleges to Charter or Montessori have a specific focus inherent to their model. But one size never fits all. A deeper understanding of each is required, on top of a solid grasp of the range of technical opportunities and requirements appropriate to everything from school administration to classroom instruction and learning rubrics. CTS offers the entire array of technical services focused entirely on education. These include:
A full range of services:
Now is the time to have the conversation:
Whether the need is immediate or in the early planning stages, highly specific or end-to-end, we want to have the conversation. In fact, the earlier you plug us into looking at the requirements or planning the overall improvements, the more effective we can be on your behalf. Don’t hesitate to reach out now.
I'm Sachin Gujral, founder of CTS—Technology for Education. My firm helps schools, school founders, and educational organizations make and implement effective technology and IT decisions. I'd love to have a brief conversation to see how CTS and your school might collaborate. Use the form below or feel free to call 866-399-3230.