Is your school’s infrastructure ready for VR?
Virtual reality has come a long way in recent years, to the point where it is being used in classrooms across the country. Teachers are allowing children to use the headset to explore faraway places or take a more in-depth look at the world around them. It’s safe to say that VR has amazing potential to increase learning and skills in today’s youth.
As with all new technologies, in order for schools to benefit from the use of VR, they need to make sure they have the proper infrastructure in place.
Start with the basics.
What you need with Google Cardboard and Google Expeditions are access points that can support 20 to 30 students streaming Netflix (this should be a relatively achievable task). Tools like Google Cardboard are also a great gateway to VR for classrooms that can’t afford more complex viewers.
Create a modular network that’s ready for expansion.
With these new technologies and devices coming into play, fiber optics will largely replace copper wires. Choosing a switching fabric will come next. When updating a network with VR in mind, look at the bandwidth standards these devices require and keep things like latency in mind. With immersive experience, any kind of lag could cause motion sickness.
Monitor your network regularly.
Though VR is new and exciting, managing your network for these tools is run of the mill and mundane. Network monitoring plays a significant role in running everything smoothly, so be sure there is a good network administrator who’s keeping an eye on things constantly.
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