CommScope's COVID-19 Customer & Partner Hub Visit
A robot glides down the hallway and into a classroom. Students wave, not at the robot but at the monitor. They’re saying hi to a house bound student who has battled a chronic disease for three years. The robot enables him to attend his classes without leaving his home. Perhaps, just as important, he’s interacting with his teacher and classmates rather than studying in isolation.
“This is very cutting edge for a small suburban school district,” says Nicholas Erickson, Director of Technology Services for the Waynesboro Area School District. “The mobile robot uses telepresence high-definition videoconferencing to enable instructors to interact with the student. Our RUCKUS Wi-Fi supports live streaming video throughout the school day. There’s no signal loss, throughput problems or connectivity issues as the robot roams through the halls and classrooms.”
That’s just one example of digital innovation you’ll find in this district. If you visit the library, you’ll see eight workstations dedicated to the Kerbal Space Program (KSP). This space flight simulator enables players to direct a space program, from designing and building a rocket to calculating orbits to launches.
Unlike other online gaming applications, KSP is designed so that students can complete an assignment within a class period.