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Mobile technology is redefining the way we do many things, from communicating with family and friends to how we function in the workplace. Especially in the classroom, mobile technology is being adapted at growing rates.
According to The Journal, one-third of U.S. students use school-issued mobile devices, with 33% of high schoolers and 31% of middle school and elementary students using school-owned mobile devices.*
Laptops, tablets and smartphones have the benefit of allowing both teachers and students to have a host of useful information at their fingertips — but this accessibility can also come with some challenges. So, the question becomes how do you manage mobile devices used within your school buildings to create a conducive learning environment? The answer is mobile device management (MDM).
What is Mobile Device Management?
Thankfully with today’s technology, there is an easy and organized way for you to keep track of the mobile devices used on your campus. Mobile device management is a broad term used to define the administration of mobile devices such as smartphones, laptops and tablets.
As many schools are moving to 1-to-1 computing or Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies, a lot can fall through the cracks when it comes to control and communication. MDM allows schools of all sizes to keep control over the devices used in their facilities.
Interested in learning more about MDM? On Tuesday, September 21st, TechDecisions is hosting a webinar on Accessing the Power of Mobile Device Management. Register for this webinar to learn:
* David Nagel, “One-Third of U.S. Students Use School-Issued Mobile Devices,” The Journal. https://thejournal.com/articles/2014/04/08/a-third-of-secondary-students-use-school-issued-mobile-devices.aspx