At this week’s Jamf Nation User Conference, Jamf, which specializes in Apple device management, announced that it was selected as the exclusive mobile device management (MDM) partner by eSpark, a provider of differentiated learning through curated, educational iPad apps.
This partnership strengthens the 2016 integration between the two tech companies, enabling schools to more easily automate app distribution based on the individualized learning needs of each and every student.
“Districts that utilize eSpark experience 150-200 percent academic growth over those without eSpark, and are able to save up to 75 percent on their app budget,” said Sam Weiss, education evangelist, Jamf. “As the exclusive provider of mobile device management for eSpark, we’re packaging the best learning technology with automated app distribution. We couldn’t be more excited to help make differentiated learning a reality for our school and district customers and the broader industry.”
“Hardware alone doesn’t make the difference. Technology must be augmented with curriculum,” said Ashley Heagy, director of technology, Pequea Valley School District. “With eSpark and Jamf, Pequea Valley has been able to realize the potential of their 1:1 technology program, seeing tremendous growth in their students’ test scores – all while giving teachers the time and freedom to customize their approach based on what their students need. The right apps are going to the right students with individual lesson plans. This is something we could have never achieved with the staff we have on-hand.”
By enrolling iPad devices with Jamf Pro, apps curated by eSpark are automatically distributed without teacher or IT interaction to individual students based on assessment data. This allows districts to leverage existing test data to target the area of greatest need for each student in reading and math.
Students then progress through the interactive content, mastering concepts and creative challenges at their own individual pace. App licenses are designed to be easy to manage because apps are automatically installed, revoked and reused wirelessly according to student needs, preserving IT time, device space and app budgets.
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