Now, as the school deploys a wireless network across its new 800-acre outdoor campus, it will use Citrix MetaFrame Secure Access Manager to provide more than 200 students and faculty with wireless Web access to all of their classroom applications and resources. Ryan Zalta, director of Information Technology for Teton Science School, said the implementation is a key component of the school's goal to get students out of the traditional classroom environment and into the field for hands-on education.
"We are no longer confined by walls and wires to give our students the educational benefits of technology," he said. "Citrix has enabled our students to explore the wild lands of Yellowstone National Park, for example, while still tapping into research on native birds or plants from a notebook computer."
Provinciale Hogeschool Limburg
The Provinciale Hogeschool Limburg (PHL) was founded in 1995 following the merger of six colleges of higher education. It has approximately 4,000 students, 300 teaching staff and campuses in three locations across Belgium. Using the MetaFrame Presentation Server in conjunction with wireless-enabled computing devices has allowed 4,500 mobile students and 500 faculty members across three campuses to access the information they need, without being tied to fixed computer room locations.
With PHL campuses spread all over the country, PHL said the MetaFrame Presentation Server has reduced the time its IT team spends managing and administering applications.
"Without Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server, we would never have been able to start building our Web and wireless environment so quickly," said Bart Vos, IT manager for Provinciale Hogeschool Linburg. "MetaFrame Presentation Server has freed up our time by eliminating many of the problems that burdened our previous network and IT systems."