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

Xubin Cao (Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China), Eric Y. Lu (Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA) and Hongyan Ma (Salisbury 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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