Forward thinking technology solutions are expected within the education sector, from students and tutors alike. With campus buildings located across multiple sites, students and tutors want to be able to find their way around and access timetables and travel information via a mobile device.
Purple allows schools, colleges and universities to provide the WiFi that end users expect while gathering valuable data on who is using it, how often, their age group and how they move around the establishment. In addition to offering WiFi, the administration can provide useful information, news and guidance. This is particularly useful during open days as the analytics can be used to engage directly with visitors, via social media or email, to make sure they are getting the best out of the experience.
The open day experience
As visitors move around a building or network of buildings this can influence the on the ground promotional activity and information through tools such as digital LEDs. It doesn’t need to stop when they leave either, as the visitors can receive relevant, targeted follow up information, based on where they spend their time.
For bigger universities this might be location maps and wayfinders, so they can see where they are on a map in real-time and view updates on venue changes. For schools and colleges it can include lecture notes, transport arrangements and even what’s on the menu and how busy the school cafeteria is.
Safe and secure
Whether the WiFi service is aimed at school pupils or adults of any age it needs to be safe and secure and this is something that Purple can offer, through its adherence to WiFi industry best practice.
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Benefits for educational organizations
How Purple can enhance education WiFi.
Our content filtering option automatically blocks inappropriate content, ensuring the WiFi is learning-friendly.
Save time and provide an interactive experience by pointing people to the right place using wayfinding.
Update staff and students with information about classes, facilities and activities straight to their mobile devices.
Feedback from both staff and students is essential for improving education; WiFi means that people can get online easily and submit it.
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