Hopkins emphasizes face-to-face communication with a strong belief in independent and collaborative work. Technology at Hopkins exists to help strengthen this belief. The use of Technology should be efficient, transparent and help to accomplish individual, classroom and institutional goals. The four member Technology Department includes a Director of Technology, Systems Administrator and two Systems Support Specialists working as a team to deliver reliable, secure and first class software and network services.
The Internet connection we depend on is the foundation for many of the services we provide and arguably one of the most important technological decisions an institution can make. Recognizing this, Hopkins School has become a member of the Connecticut Education Network (CEN), an Internet 2 initiative connecting many schools and universities to one of the most advanced fiber networks throughout the United States. Dependent upon this Internet connection is our campus wide state-of-the-art 802.11ac wireless network, several Chromebook carts placed throughout academic buildings and thousands of personal devices daily.
Adoption of Google Apps for Education has introduced a scalable and flexible communication and collaboration environment. Users can get their work done and stay connected whether they are in the classroom, outside enjoying the campus on a beautiful day, while traveling or even at home. Access to the latest Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite software is also provided campus wide. Many of our academic departments use subject specific software to supplement classroom work, while Nearly 100% of our classrooms have projection systems or Interactive TV's with Apple TV devices. Additionally, we are managing roughly 500 PC, Mac and Chromebook computers campus wide.
For more than 350 years, Hopkins School has embraced that which has allowed us to progress as an institution. It is the dedication and hard work of our people that deserve the credit for our advancements. The future of technology at Hopkins will continue to be shaped through careful analysis, research and deliberation, and by how well it can address the needs of our community.
D. J. Plante
Director of Technology