Deploying 7,000 iPads for students & teachers at a private school in Rajkot, Gujarat
In May 2019, one school approached us for procurement and implementation of 7,000 iPads to enable remote learning for their students. It was not surprising coming from a school which had always focused on technology in education, but this implementation was required in an ambitious timeline of 2 weeks.
At Ridham Enterprise, we have been on a mission to empower change-makers with the most effective tools – hardware, software, consultancy and technological support.
So, when a progressive school from Rajkot, Gujarat approached us to help deploy 7,000 iPads within 2 weeks, we jumped at the ambitious project. We had a joint meeting to decide the plan of action and then got to work on the massive implementation with 50+ engineers.
Here is how we executed the largest deployment of iPads in a school in India — within 2 weeks:
- Procurement, labelling and assignment of 7,000 iPads to students and teachers
- Implementation of secure Mobile Device Management infrastructure for full control on devices
- Installation of specialised educational tools like Apple Classroom app and Apple Schoolwork app
- Encasement of each device in protective covers
- Training of teachers for usage of devices and apps, and management of student devices
- Training of students for usage of their iPads and remote-learning apps
Result — More Power To Students
Once teachers got around the initial hitches, they realised what a boon the iPads were. Learning was now not limited just to school, but became a continuous state of mind for students
Over the next few weeks, both students and teachers acknowledged that learning had become much more efficient
Teachers could now evaluate every student minutely and help each student learn better
Parents were happy with the personalised attention their children received, and the fact that they could monitor their progress in real time
When the lockdown started, most schools were grappling with the new reality while students missed classes. But some students continued learning from their teachers seamlessly without missing a school-day. Today, all of us can be proud of the visionary approach of several such schools who made learning a more effective, practical and continuous process for students.
Insights, Best Practices and ROI
This was the ‘largest ever’ deployment of educational mobile devices in any school in India. We believe it is a sign of things to come.
While working on this project, we chanced upon critical insights about induction of technology in traditional learning cultures. We have developed many best practices for phase-wise introduction of change, so that teachers and students are not overwhelmed. Finally, we have fleshed out several ideas to improve the ROI for implementing top-of-the-line Apple technology in schools.
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