Education Featured Article
March 07, 2013
Sprint Helps Educational Sector Go Mobile
By Ashley Caputo, TMCnet Web Editor
Along with an increased demand for students to learn Web programming tools like coding, there is another revolution underway that educational systems are keen on integrating into their student’s learning process, and it lies in the palms of our hands, literally. (If you still don’t know the answer, it’s our mobile devices.)
But just like educational systems face budget restrictions for Web programming courses, mobile learning is right behind it. In effort to help schools and IT departments solve the complex issues surrounding mobile (m)Learning, Sprint (News - Alert) and Manage Mobile have joined forces to create a cloud-based technology solution designed for educational systems.
The Wireless Campus Manager is a complete mLearning infrastructure solution that equips K-12 schools teachers with tools from the mobile world to provide a higher level of technological education for their students. It manages wireless costs and mobile polices for schools, and provide a learning portal for teachers and students with its Learning Management software (LMS), a vital function in delivering digital content.
The addition of such an intricate network along with its management needs can sometimes overload the IT department, especially in a highly populated school with limited IT support. To help lift the weight off of IT departments, this solution also helps manage mobile devices, provides safe Internet access through the Children’s Protective Act (CPA), and mobile device management.
With all of the wonders that mobile devices bring to users and the workplace, there is no reason why this technology can’t be used to advance the learning process. However, the mLearning platform isn’t the only technology missing from schools.
For those who are not yet aware, over one million of the best jobs in America go unfilled because only one in ten schools teach students how to code. To aid the educational sector in its transformation into a technology enhanced center, companies like Apple (News - Alert) and organizations like Coding.org have begun developing programs dedicated towards the growth of its web programming sector.
As Sprint begins to expand its mobile reach into the educational system, educators, students and professionals alike are beginning to see just how important it is for the youth of our generation to be equipped with the opportunities that technology has brought forth.
To learn more about how you can join Code.orgs’ mission and sign the petition, click here.
Edited by Jamie Epstein
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