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ERIC Number: EJ1002980
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
The Importance of Managing iPads in the Classroom
Gentile, Mark
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v78 n3 p11-13 Nov 2012
Today, corporate users are not the only ones rapidly embracing mobile tablets for daily use--this transition has spilled over into the education sector. Schools have begun incorporating mobile devices such as iPads and other tablets into their curriculum. While this trend brings new and exciting educational opportunities, administrators and district IT managers are faced with another set of problems for these new devices: security, management, and content delivery. Most tablet devices are equipped with a few basic security features, including the ability to locate lost or stolen units and wipe content from a specific unit if recovery is not an option. However, before a district purchases tablets for students, teachers, and administrators, it must determine which tablet can meet its requirements for enforcing security policies, managing content, and controlling access to the public Internet and district resources. As schools continue to integrate this new technology into their curriculum, a strong mobile device management (MDM) solution is compulsory to support these requirements. Additionally, the district's IT budgets should be reviewed and revised to include costs for an MDM solution before tablets are purchased.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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