RAC | Technology trends bridge the digital divide in education

PARTNER CONTENT: The work of the Corporation of Regional Authorities helps shape the technological future for the benefit of the public. As a result of factors such as students’ increasing reliance on online resources for homework, the need to facilitate distance learning, the adoption of new pedagogical approaches, and the proliferation of connected devices, K-12 classrooms, research labs, universities, and colleges are facing new connection problems. How academic achievement and financial success are related has been investigated and explored. Its importance in light of the current economic crisis is clear. We provide the resources America’s elementary schools, high schools, colleges, and research institutes need to take decisive action toward significant industry improvements. Tools consist of a network of people and technology, the enthusiasm and energy needed to bring people together, and the expertise to shape technologies and tools into sustainable technology platforms. Educators, students, families, and lawmakers must all work together more closely if we are to realize our greatest potential.

Developments in the field of technology

Frontier technology can help low-income areas. Some workers need to retrain or change jobs to adapt. Some people may never adjust because the change happens so quickly. AI, Big Data and IoT are the main national innovation initiatives. They are also part of state and local strategies of the information economy and digital society. The development of these plans begins with primary and secondary education activities. The American Rescue Plan Act provides billions in new, free money for school districts to use over the next three and a half school years. This money will be spent on residential internet infrastructure to enable distance learning, particularly in rural and underserved areas. Independent school districts (ISDs) are key to creating plans and forming partnerships to provide computers and Internet access to students and families.

Technology advancements like 5G and XR are changing the face of education. “XR” stands for “extended reality”. Some people, rather than reading or hearing about a procedure, learn better by participating in it themselves. With the help of digital tools such as a wireless network and an electronic device, students can engage in online learning in real time regardless of their physical location. Technology allows for the creation of interactive environments where students can visualize concepts and learn in a more hands-on way.

Region Authority Corporation and Nokia are working together to bridge the digital divide.

Higher education institutions have a wide range of requirements that require campus-wide communication. Below are the top use cases driving their need for new wireless broadband:

  • Classroom Technologies: Equipping classrooms and auditoriums with services such as smart whiteboards, smart podiums or smart lighting.
  • Digital productivity tools: Providing staff and students with access to office productivity tools on their mobile devices and providing broadband access for students taking courses and internships.
  • Industry 4.0 Labs: Enabling labs to study and research Industry 4.0 technologies using communications technology that will be deployed for business and mission-critical applications across multiple industries.
  • Campus Services: Optimizing building, water, energy and environmental management with building automation and control systems and data from lot sensors. Reliable broadband coverage and connectivity can also help institutions develop new campus-wide logistics systems using automated guided vehicles (AGVs).
  • Campus Security: Facilitating the deployment of surveillance cameras, smoke detectors and emergency call buttons across campus. Wireless broadband can open the door to video analytics use cases, such as drone- or robot-based surveillance or automated fever detection based on data from thermal cameras.
  • Campus Communications: Keeping academic and operational staff connected to VolP/PBX telephone systems and group communication applications such as push-to-talk (PTT) and push-to-video (PTV).
  • Digital signage: Using connected digital signage to disseminate general information, provide emergency notifications, assist with wayfinding, engage visitors, and make campus life easier.
  • Distance Learning: Providing augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) classrooms that can be accessed from anywhere in the world. This capability allows teachers or classes to be located on or off campus.
  • Residential Connection for Student Housing: Providing students with good and affordable access to high-speed Internet, facilities management services and emergency phone calls. The network can also support home automation and smart devices, including smart speakers, doorbells and locks.
  • Mobile eCommerce: Provision of secure point-of-sale terminals across campus to support ticket sales, food and beverage services, concerts and events. These capabilities can be complemented by drone-based or autonomous delivery services.


Throughout the business life cycle, we serve both public and private enterprises. The Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) platform supports critical areas of digital transformation of public and private enterprises throughout the lifecycle. Management consulting is something we do. Communications services, industrials, utilities, consumer discretionary, educational services and port terminals are among the sectors we serve. We are an indirect reseller of Nokia, utilizing the Finnish company’s private wireless technology. Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) provides our customers with the flexibility they require to rapidly innovate and deliver new 5G-enabled services and user experiences. Region Authority Corporation is the enabler of ultra-reliable low-latency communications (URLLC) and the massive Internet of Things (IoT). We offer scalable, efficient and well-designed solutions. The whitepaper is now at: https://www.mobileworldlive.com/the-future-is-now-seize-it-the-new-world-of-5g-iot-and-uavs-is-within-your-reach

Shuayb Greenaway, courtesy of Region Authority Corporation

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