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.
- 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?
- 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
Peripherals purchase, maintenance, replacement
Refresh life cycle
Professional learning, educator planning
Project management, planning and evaluation
Selecting the Right Operating System
|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.