Managing Mobility for Education
Mobile technology is entering the classrooms at all grades and levels Managing Mobility for Education Mobility can deliver amazing benefits for both student and teachers, but devices are not enough. Mobile applications and content are also a necessary component of your mobility strategy. Mobile technology in the classroom needs to be controlled; you need to manage what the student can see, and where and when they can see it. SOTI makes it easy for educators to monitor device usage and control what content is accessed. In addition, the devices can be secured and tracked so that they are not easy to lose or steal.
Advances in education theory have changed what material is taught and how it is taught, Where it is taught has stayed amazingly consistent. For years education has been focused on the classroom experience, but mobile technology is helping to break down classroom walls and let students learn wherever and whenever they want.
Mobile devices provide a persistent communication channel between the student and teacher. Teachers can track lesson and quiz progress to customize curriculum for individual students based on their pace of learning.
Students use mobile device at home to review classes, practice questions and quizzes. If they need help, they can email or send a request based on teacher availability and queue a chat session to go over their homework problems.
Mobile devices enable the delivery of richer content; animations and videos that are easier to comprehend, can be paused, and repeated. Kids today are very visual. They love videos, animations and pictures. In addition, course content can be ‘gamified’ without students ever knowing it is happening.
Too often we see that students that have access to high technology at home have a leg up over students that do not. When the school includes mobile devices in their programs, everyone wins.
Mobile devices make it easy and fun for students to work together both inside and outside the classroom. Communications and scheduling are easier and more fun, increasing the chances of success.
Why SOTI for Education?
- Engage Students with the Right Information In addition to traditional class notes and assignments, technology in the classroom enables rich media like videos and presentations. Educators need to control how they distribute digital content to their students. SOTI hub and Secure Content Library enable IT admin to control who sees what documents and what they are allowed to do with them. Students can access class material from anywhere, at any time. IT Administrators can maintain an audit trail of document distribution, sharing, and viewing status.
- Web without the Risk Students have enough distractions in their lives and they do not need a new toy from school to make it worse. When students are using laptops or tablets at school, educators need to keep them focused and free of any objectionable content. SOTI Web Filtering lets teachers whitelist/blacklist websites to control what a student can see. SOTI Kiosk mode makes it possible to prevent the student from changing device settings and downloading unapproved applications.
- Real-Time Assistance Anytime, Anywhere Mobile technology should be allowed to be mobile. Students often need to take their devices home to complete their homework. SOTI remote view and 2-way chat allow teachers to help their students with any problems no matter where they are. In addition, IT Admin can use SOTI’s remote control and file sync features to fix any problems a student may have with their device.
- Keep Tabs on your Assets Lost or stolen laptops or tablets can be costly. SOTI security mandates two factor authentication to make the device less attractive to theft. In addition, SOTI Location Services can help find lost devices, or remotely wipe and lock-down a device that is considered non retrievable.
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