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MobileIron Spotlight on Education

June 12, 2017
MobileIron Spotlight on Education

I'd like to highlight some of the features MobileIron has developed to improve the classroom experience for educational institutions. Over the past year, Apple has introduced some revolutionary new tools that transform the learning experience as part of their iPad in Education program. Classes can be taught entirely from an iPad, with an instructor delivering an immersive experience using Apple’s Classroom app. Teachers can, among other things, push content and websites to student iPads and view, lock, or temporarily mute a student’s device.  When iPads are deployed using MobileIron Core or Cloud, they can be automatically enrolled using Apple’s Device Enrollment Program (DEP) and receive all of the necessary configurations for delivering the ultimate classroom experience.

Instructor View
Instructor View

Apple has also created a cloud service called Apple School Manager to help IT staff manage iPad deployments.  Apple School Manager enables educational institutions to sync important information like class rosters, students, teachers, and locations from a School Information System (SIS).  School staff can also create Managed Apple IDs on behalf of students to simplify the initial setup process on an iPad.

Apple School Manager
Apple School Manager

MobileIron Cloud and Core integrate with Apple School Manager to learn about school environments and distribute education payloads, configurations, and applications to student and teacher iPads.

Configuring education features on MobileIron Cloud
Configuring education features on MobileIron Cloud

MobileIron is proud of the work we do with educational institutions. Leveraging the excellent foundation laid out by Apple, we are delivering the tools that allow schools to deploy next-generation immersive classroom experiences. Existing MobileIron customers that would like to learn more about can visit us at community.mobileiron.com. If your educational institution is interested in a free 30-day trial of MobileIron Cloud, including all of our education features, please visit us at: www.mobileiron.com/cloud

Russ Mohr

Russ Mohr, Director, N. American Carrier and Channel Sales Engineering at MobileIron

About the author

Russell Mohr is a 20 year veteran of the tech industry. Before joining MobileIron in 2012,  he worked extensively in sales, business development, product marketing, and engineering for companies including Lucent  Technologies and Blackberry. In his current role as a technical director of our channel and carrier team,, Russell helps customers solve challenges and devise strategies using MobileIron’s best in breed EMM and IoT solutions. He is a regular speaker at MobileIron and partner events and frequently publishes blogs, white papers, and podcasts. 

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