The Right Plaform

Learning and teaching platforms need to provide the best support for a broad range of ages and activities while being cost-effective, manageable and secure.

Learning Environment

  • Can it handle your curriculum-based digital content & tools?
  • Will it support new learning models?
  • Does it enable multiple user input methods?
  • Will it be interoperate with your other devices, software and infrastructure?

Manageability & Deployment

  • Is the device durable and serviceable?
  • Does it have a good warranty so you can protect your investment?
  • Does it have built-in management capabilities that are easy to use?
  • Does it have appropriate security management features?
  • Will it preserve the privacy of student data?

Device Functionality

  • Does the device have adequate features and functions for getting effective work done?
  • Is there enough battery life for the school day?
  • Is the screen size adequate to support student tasks?
  • Can it handle productivity software and web applications?
  • Does it support multiple users?

Support, maintenance, storage, charging, repair

Mobile Device Management Learning Management System Content Management Software

Software, apps, content

Connectivity, Broadband

Peripherals purchase, maintenance, replacement

Refresh life cycle

Professional learning, educator planning

Project management, planning and evaluation

Selecting the Right Operating System

iOS* Android* Chrome* Windows*
Support full range of tasks students require
Can install full Microsoft Office productivity suite
Is fully functional when not connected to Internet
Runs Flash-based content
Fully support USB peripherals and related drivers USB, but limited driver support USB, but limited driver support
Educational apps available in app store
Digital inking and writing

1 Source: Choosing the Right Device for Digital Learning, By Bob Moore, RJM Strategies, LLC, May 2014 *Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

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