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The Implementation of Wi-Fi Technology in Higher Education in the United States

The Implementation of Wi-Fi Technology in Higher Education in the United States
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Author(s): Xubin Cao (Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China), Eric Y. Lu (Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA) and Hongyan Ma (Salisbury University, USA)
Copyright: 2008
Pages: 18
Source title: Global Mobile Commerce: Strategies, Implementation and Case Studies
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Wayne Huang (Ohio University, USA), Yingluo Wang (Jiao-Tong University, China) and John Day (Ohio University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-558-0.ch020

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the implementation of Wi-Fi technology in higher education of the United States. It includes Wi-Fi standards, security, the adoption of the technology, Wi-Fi to support teaching and learning, and challenges of Wi-Fi implementation. The last section is a case study of Wi-Fi at Ohio University. Although Wi-Fi technology has a great promise in higher education, institutions are still at the beginning stage of adoption. Institutions need to make a long-term sustainable plan to develop instructional strategies, successful practices, and technology supports to improve teaching and learning using Wi-Fi technology

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