The use of technology in today’s classrooms has been transformative both from a teaching and student experience. Not only does early integration of technology help prepare students for the workplace of tomorrow, it is also adaptable to a wider variety of learning styles, encourages collaboration, and increases student engagement.
K-12 technology spending in the US is growing rapidly, with one expected CAGR of 8.67% until 2019 and another report suggesting global EdTech spending to reach $252 billion by 2020. As rapid technology adoption continues unabated against a contrasting backdrop of intensifying downward pressure on state-funded technology programs, the challenge of presenting quantifiable metrics while demonstrating improvements to learning outcomes have never been more paramount.
In our new whitepaper, 3 Benefits of Adopting Device Analytics in Schools, we explore how Absolute DDS can help deliver the metrics and visibility to keep school technology spending on budget and performing optimally.
Visibility into the Effectiveness of Technology Investments
School districts use specialized software to manage curriculum and tests in classrooms, secure devices, detect and respond to cyber threats, and to filter web content to comply with CIPA and protect e-rate funding.
Although many programs are marketed as helping to improve efficiency of school programs or to enhance technology-based learning, very few school districts have a way to measure the impact and outcomes of technology investments in schools.
Device analytics provided by Absolute DDS can contextualize device and user activity, addressing three key objectives we address in our new whitepaper:
- Detect unused devices – The availability of detailed device and user activity data for each device provides a vantage point to help school districts determine if their devices are being used.
- Optimize Device Use to Protect State Funding – With decreased funding for K-12 students, the ability to monitor device usage rates across a deployment is critical in order to make educated decisions about how to optimize the allocation of devices across the student base, maximize their positive impact and prove that devices are being used effectively.
- Correlate Academic Performance to Technology Use – Whether devices are used in-school or in one-to-one device programs, schools are challenged to determine the impact of technology investments on the academic performance of students.
To learn more about how you can leverage the powerful device analytics in Absolute DDS to optimize and measure your technology investments, read the full whitepaper here.