Empowering the future of education: how an Australian EdTech is transforming student success through digital learning
By Bruce Bennie, Regional Vice President, ANZ at Juniper Networks
Monday, 09 October, 2023
Online learning has become increasingly mainstream, driven by the global shift towards remote education, particularly in the wake of the pandemic. To meet the growing demand for online and hybrid learning solutions, educational institutions globally are increasingly seeking innovative solutions to meet their growing network demands. Online Education Services (OES), a leading edtech company based in Victoria, Australia, has emerged as an industry trailblazer in its solutions to offer students immersive digital learning experiences.
The challenge: engaging students in the digital realm
As the demand for online learning continues to grow and competition intensifies, OES, in collaboration with educational providers in Australia and abroad, faced a multifaceted challenge. The task at hand was to create a learning environment that not only met the demand for digital education but also engaged and inspired students. OES embarked on phase one of this journey by relocating its headquarters to Cremorne, a burgeoning tech hub in Melbourne, to foster creativity and innovation in a collaborative workspace. However, a critical question loomed: How to ensure a network infrastructure capable of supporting this ambitious expansion?
David Payne, IT Operations Manager at OES, emphasised the need for a network that could scale seamlessly to align with the company’s growth trajectory. “We needed a network that would grow with our business,” says David Payne, IT operations manager at OES.
The solution: a worry-free networking experience
As OES’s trusted advisor, IT infrastructure provider Sparx Solutions recommended Juniper Networks’ AI-driven networking solution to address the growing demand placed on OES’s current network infrastructure. According to Payne, the partnership with Juniper Networks was driven by its AI offering and potential for future scalability. The solution encompassed Access Points for robust Wi-Fi coverage across the OES headquarters, alongside dependable wired connectivity. The cloud-based solution, empowered by Mist AI™, brought automation and streamlining to network operations. “We selected Juniper because of its smarts,” says Payne. “Seeing Juniper and Mist AI allowed us to imagine what we could do with the network in the future as we scale our business.”
The real-time visibility it provided into Wi-Fi service levels and user experiences empowered the operations team to proactively monitor and address potential issues before they could disrupt the learning experience.
Meeting surging demand for quality online education
The deployment of Juniper’s AI-driven network marked a significant step forward in OES’s digital office infrastructure. The modern Wi-Fi network is able to harness the capabilities of AI and provide a more seamless Wi-Fi experience, fostering greater collaboration among students. These capabilities now extend to guest Wi-Fi offerings, allowing visitors to connect to the network effortlessly without IT intervention or access codes.
With a dependable network underpinning its ambitious growth strategy, OES is now well-equipped to collaborate with more universities, professional organisations, and corporate clients. Its ever-growing portfolio spans digital learning design, production, delivery, marketing, recruitment, and student success coaching. The partnership with Juniper and Sparx Solutions has enabled OES to meet its objective of delivering exceptional learning experiences and services.
Empowering the future of online education
As online learning continues its ascent in the education landscape, partners like OES play a vital role in shaping the industry’s future. With Juniper Networks’ experience-first approach to networking, OES is assured in its ability to expand further and accelerate the wider online education industry. As David Payne aptly puts it, “With Juniper’s experience-first approach to networking, we are confident that Juniper will be able to continue to help us grow and scale our business with agility as we work toward further accelerating the online education industry.”
In an era where digital learning is critical to student success, OES’s partnership with Juniper exemplifies a commitment to innovation, quality, and the delivery of transformative educational experiences. As online education becomes synonymous with student success, the synergy between collaboration and technology integration will remain central to shaping the future of learning.
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