Lightspeed Systems Releases New Information Guide: Mobile Learning In Today’s Schools

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Learn how schools can create anytime, anywhere, and any device learning programmes.

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Lightspeed Systems is working together with schools to address the challenges of going mobile and how to implement a successful mobile learning program

Mobile devices are changing education. Whether it be school-owned tablets or a bring your own device (BYOD) programme, Lightspeed Systems recognises that along with the educational opportunities of these devices, implementation and safety challenges exist for both IT staff and teachers. The company’s most recent information guide to Mobile Learning in Today’s Schools, helps schools achieve anytime, anywhere learning with proven strategies and best practices for successful mobile programme. Lightspeed Systems knows bringing devices into the classroom isn't a simple task. But with the right solution, it can transform learning.

In education today, mobile learning is not a question of if, it’s a matter of how. Lightspeed Systems is working together with schools to address the challenges of going mobile and how to implement a successful mobile learning programme. In addition to sharing the benefits of going mobile and common challenges schools face, Mobile Learning in Today’s Schools provides educators with top tips for creating an efficacious mobile learning programme. These include:

1.    Creating a safe environment with a dynamic content filter.
2.    Managing devices more easily with education-specific tools.
3.    Providing educator support with multiple training opportunities.
4.    Getting off to the right start by having a complete device configuration plan.
5.    Making it collaborative by utilising a well-rounded virtual learning environment (VLE)

This downloadable guide also addresses best practices of a BYOD programme, which can be a cost-effective solution for schools. With proper network preparations, updated Acceptable Use Policies (AUPs), comprehensive teacher training, and a plan to address device equity issues, a BYOD programme can foster anytime, anywhere, any device learning.

In addition, Mobile Learning in Today’s Schools offers examples of educational opportunities provided by the use of mobile devices. Teachers can try a flipped classroom, conduct surveys, encourage collaboration, prepare students for college by teaching digital skills, and more—all with the help of mobile devices connected to a safe online learning platform.

Back to the matter of how. How can schools implement a safe and successful mobile learning programme? By using a solution developed specifically for education—Lightspeed Systems Mobile Learning Essentials. With three integrated school-specific elements, this solution addresses IT, educator, administrator, and parental concerns, allowing mobile learning programmes to be an innovative and successful resource in the classroom. By combining mobile management, safety, and a collaborative learning platform, Lightspeed Systems Mobile Learning Essentials is the complete mobile learning system for education.

To learn more about mobile learning and download the guide, click here

About Lightspeed Systems
Education needs the technology revolution that has transformed every other industry. How do we get there? By engaging students in meaningful projects, by creating learning communities, by extending learning beyond the class walls and school bells, and by making sure that schools are empowered to safely and easily use transformative technologies.

That’s where we come in… Lightspeed Systems partners with schools to make learning safe, mobile and collaborative. We've helped thousands of schools around the world protect and engage more than 10 million students.

Lightspeed Systems + Your School. Together we do amazing things.

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