Carousel Panels Explore ‘Why It’s Critical to Have a Distance Learning Strategy’ and ‘The Future of the Classroom and How to Support it’

Exeter, Rhode Island, May 27, 2014NWN Carousel, a leader in enterprise mobility, data networking and converged communications, announced two panel discussions, which will include “Why It’s Critical to Have a Distance Learning Strategy” and ‘The Future of the Classroom and How to Support It.’ The panels, which feature subject matter experts from Southern Polytechnic State University, Extreme Networks, Polycom and Carousel, will uncover why it is important to develop a sound implementation strategy, and what technical challenges face IT professionals in setting up distance learning environments.

Who: NWN Carousel, Southern Polytechnic State University, Extreme Networks and Polycom
What: Panel Discussions – ‘Why It’s Critical to Have a Distance Learning Strategy’ and ‘The Future of the Classroom and How to Support it’
When: Wednesday, 5/28 at 2:00 p.m. and Thursday, 5/29 at 2:00 p.m. respectively (all times EDT)
Where: Register online by clicking here

The Importance of a Distance Learning Strategy

The face of education is rapidly evolving as learning environments are changing from large lecture halls to ‘borderless classrooms.’ This represents an enormous change for educational facilities, administrators, students and teachers. In this panel, subject matter experts will explore this rapid change and how it is affecting all facets of education — not just today but in the future. The panel will also discuss the opportunities that have come to light as a result of these changes.

The Future of the Classroom 

As educators focus on adapting learning environments through globally connected and converged classrooms, IT professionals must accommodate this new approach through innovative use of technology — especially since students typically rely on anywhere between 3-5 devices at any given time. On-demand data and real time lectures have become a requirement for successful distance learning programs, and this has introduced an entirely new set of challenges for building a supportive IT infrastructure.

Both panels will be moderated by NWN Carousel’ Brian Douglas, director of business education. Presenters will include subject matter experts Elaine Shuck, director of education, North America, Polycom; Sam Steele, U.S. education development manager, Polycom; Jonathon Kidwell, director of educational sales, Extreme Networks; Samuel Conn, vice president of information technology and CIO, Southern Polytechnic State University.

To register for Carousel’s distance learning seminar to take place on May 28th, please register here. Interested participants for the May 29th session can register here.

About Carousel

NWN Carousel consults, integrates, and manages technology solutions that solve business problems and contribute to your organizations’ growth. This includes unified communications, managed services, virtualization, Voice over IP (VoIP), video conferencing and collaboration and data infrastructure solutions.

Today we have over 6,000 customers, including 35 of the Fortune 100. Carousel has been recognized by both VAR and CRN Magazines as one of the top technology integrators in the US and we’ve been listed in the Inc. 500/5000 seven times. Carousel is headquartered in Exeter, RI, with over 1,000 employees working from offices in 30 locations across the US, including over 250 service technicians deployed across the country. For more information visit:

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