However, one negativity which is constantly repeated on students evaluation form is the iPads ability to hold and sustain connection to a wifi network. Combined with the constant need to authenticate to the schools network, students are finding that they often need to go to the settings app and reconnect to the designated Mac network.
Students have found this issue to be non-discriminatory – it happens while they are on email, searching the web or connecting and using web based apps. To say this is frustrating is an understatement!
After some research I have discovered many other users of iPads have had similar issues. Apple even acknowledge there are some wifi issues with the iPad. So after some initial testing the issue now lies in the hands of our IT department. Hopefully it will be an easy fix and the iPad’s ability to connect and hold a connection will meet the needs of the students.
Does anyone have any suggestions?