Technology has already entered the classrooms. The traditional methods of teaching are getting replaced at a rapid pace with advancing internet and mobile technologies. In the initial stages, with the rise of computer technology, schools started using desktops, then came the laptops and now it’s the generation of the iPhone and iPad for schools.
Many schools, universities and other educational institutes are introducing iPads in the classroom and bringing change in their educational methodology by providing them to their students and allowing to access to the institute’s learning and teaching materials. Use of iPads in the classroom backs the e-learning methodology and makes learning more engaging and fun. In addition, Other advantages are the students have to carry less baggage, can cover-up with the missed class topics, easy collaboration, less usage of paper and number of other advantages.
As technology becomes more and more available and the demand becomes greater, it asks for the best practices and requires proper planning ahead of investing in technology. As a part of that, iPad for schools needs to be managed well as to encourage its use for the learning purpose and ensure that they are strictly used for the same, in the interest of the students. For any school with 500-600 students or even more, it is a huge task to ensure the security of the devices and manage them all remotely. But, thanks to the ever-evolving technology which also innovates ways to manage itself.
Thus, to get the best teaching and learning benefits out of technology and take advantage of all the time-saving, productivity and security features in the latest iOS, you need a way of managing, monitoring them and installing all the right apps and content that staff need and exactly when they need them. iPad management software for schools is the way forward for iOS management software for schools. It is the set of tools dealing with deploying, securing, monitoring, integrating and managing mobile devices in your school.
Scalefusion iPad management for schools allow bulk enrollment and configuration of school-owned devices by seamlessly integrating with Apple DEP (Device Enrollment Programme). Administrators no longer have to physically access each device or spent hours registering them, devices can be enrolled and configured over the air and supervisory mode is remotely activated.
Scalefusion iPad management for schools offers an easy and efficient way to manage all your iOS devices from the central dashboard. Admins can track individual student/teacher/staff devices, conduct timely supervision & maintenance and take immediate action if needed. Main iPad Mobile Device Management (MDM) features are –
Single App Mode – The devices enrolled with DEP are under supervised mode. It offers the organization an enhanced level of security and a deeper layer of device management.
Blacklisting irrelevant apps – Block all the unwanted apps which are not of any importance to the students and teachers and are not supposed to be used by them on the school provided devices.
Whitelisting required apps and websites – Allow access to those apps and websites which helps teachers and students as a part of learning and facilitation.
Content Management – In the education area, content is extremely critical. For the students and for the school, colleges or the universities. Content management helps to upload all the content on the central console and then push the required content to the corresponding devices. Further, the IT admin can edit or delete the content on any of the device from the dashboard. whenever required. It also helps in maintaining the most updated versions of each content.
Location tracking – Track the whereabouts of each device which the school has provided to the students and teachers and ensure its physical safety i.e. it is safe and not stolen or lost.
Device Security – Institute’s IT Admin can disable certain hardware features like volume control, USB access, camera, etc, leveraging the security features provided by Apple framework thus avoiding any fiddling of the device by the student or the staff. Further, admin can set control on the devices on the basis of the requirement – whether the device is used by the student or teacher. Selective wipe to remove corporate data from lost or non-compliant devices.
App Management – Can centrally upload and publish free apps from iTunes and Scalefusion enterprise app store enable seamless app distribution. Simplified configuration of Institute settings like Wi-Fi. To conclude, technology in the classroom is a critical tool to enhance the learning experience for all students.
Many Schools and other educational institutes are changing mindsets by integrating mobility with education, but it is equally important to understand as to how to leverage technology appropriately and responsibly.
iPad management software for schools can help you better manage and control all the mobile devices remotely efficiently and effectively.
Nema Buch is a Research & Marketing professional, also writes for Scalefusion on Enterprise Mobility trends, SaaS, and different Industry Verticals.