March 07, 2013
Sprint and Manage Mobility Announce Joint Offering for K-12 Schools
Wireless Campus Manager™ available from Sprint provides a complete mLearning infrastructure solution to easily Power On mobile learning technology
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), March 07, 2013 - Sprint (NYSE: S) and Manage Mobility understand the complexity and challenges K-12 schools and their IT departments face in rolling out mobile learning programs. Many schools do not have the budgets, tools or personnel available to manage all of the intricacies of such programs, from developing processes that ensure students are not going over their data plans, to preloading and securing devices with the right content and software.
In an effort to alleviate the complexities of implementing and managing mobile learning programs for schools, Sprint has collaborated with Manage Mobility, an award-winning leader in logistics and management for wireless programs, to offer a comprehensive cloud-based mLearning technology solution so schools can focus on what is really important to them – educating students.
Wireless Campus Manager™, available from Sprint, is a complete mLearning infrastructure solution that integrates strategic capabilities from best-in-class partners, enabling K-12 schools to easily Power On mobile learning. This complete package is included in Sprint’s new Mobile Learning 3G/4G data plans for education. Schools using laptops and tablets from Sprint can access safe, secure and managed network coverage they need in and out of their schools.
Value, Productivity and Simplicity
With Wireless Campus Manager available from Sprint, K-12 schools can now better manage wireless costs; procure, image, track and support mobile devices; manage break-fix, support the management of acceptable use policies; help provide safe Internet access through CIPA (Children’s Internet Protection Act) compliant software; control and secure devices with Mobile Device Management (MDM); and provide a collaborative learning portal for teachers and students with Learning Management software (LMS), which is key to digital content delivery and assessment.
Report Card Stats1
- While the United States spends more than $7 billion a year on textbooks, too many students are using books that are 7-10 years old with outdated material.
- About a third of Americans – 100 million people – have not adopted broadband at home. Students need home broadband to access digital content and to complete Internet-based homework.
- Technology-based instruction can reduce the time students take to reach a learning objective by 30-80 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Education and recent studies by the National Training and Simulation Association.
- Continuous access to a computing device for every student leads to increased academic achievement and financial benefits, especially when technology is properly implemented, according to Project RED.
“Working with Manage Mobility to offer this industry-first, bundled mobile learning solution will bring tremendous value to our K-12 mobile learning customers,” said John Dupree, senior vice president, Sprint business sales. “It simplifies the implementation and management of mobile learning and brings all the services needed to provide an affordable, consistent mobile learning experience to engage their students in learning, collaboration and overall success.”
“Sprint and Manage Mobility have a long history of successfully partnering on mobile device initiatives,” said Mike McGuire, CEO of Manage Mobility, “and it is exciting to work together on such an important initiative -- to offer K-12 schools a turnkey solution to Power On mobile learning technology quickly, safely and cost effectively. In working with Sprint to offer our Wireless Campus Manager solution, we are bridging a common gap for students and teachers to successfully collaborate and work on homework and other projects beyond classroom time.”
Beginning March 1, Wireless Campus Manager, available from Sprint, is offered to K-12 education customers. For more information, contact a Sprint Direct Business Account representative or visit www.sprint.com/k12 or www.WirelessCampusManager.com/Sprintoffering.
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 55 million customers at the end of 2012 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint No. 1 among all national carriers in customer satisfaction and most improved, across all 47 industries, during the last four years. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in both its 2011 and 2012 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
About Wireless Campus Manager
Wireless Campus Manager is a division of Manage Mobility, the award-winning leader in logistics and management for wireless programs. Working with the world’s most demanding organizations helped us to build the Wireless Campus Manager solution to quickly and safely Power On K-12 mobile technology. We offer schools a bundled solution that simplifies, manages and secures mobile learning technology and stays around to manage devices and control wireless expenses. The Wireless Campus Manager bundle includes partnerships with best-in-class vendors and provides to education CTOs one contract and one point of contact.
1 Statistics are from the FCC Fact Sheet announcing the Digital Textbook Playbook. http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-312244A1.pdf
Also found on: http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/digital-textbook-playbook