One of HEAnet’s key projects, eduroam Everywhere, has been supported by the Irish Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD. Minister’s office published a press release announcing the expansion of eduroam hotspots for students in 90 locations across Ireland in 2021.
Minister Harris said: “Education is changing and we must constantly change to adapt to these advancements. Further and higher education is increasingly about learning on the move; earning and learning and part-time learning. COVID-19 has resulted in an increase in the use of remote learning but it is clear that access to modern technology and connectivity is essential.”
HEAnet’s CEO, Kerrie Power, said: “HEAnet recognised the opportunity to use its well-established eduroam wifi roaming service to help students address their connectivity challenges to continue their education in an increasingly online and off-campus reality. (…) Our ambition is to secure a better future for students by ensuring that all of them can continue to engage with their education as seamlessly and as equitably as possible.”
Submitted by Barbara Carroll