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St. Bede's College Regains App & Device Control with Absolute Manage for Mobile Devices

By: Absolute Team | 4/23/2013

We recently added several new case studies to our Resources, including a look into how St. Bede's College uses Absolute Manage for Mobile Devices to manage the devices and apps in their 1:1 iPad program.

The Challenge at St. Bede's College

St Bede’s college is a private boy’s Catholic high school in the South-Eastern corner of Melbourne, Australia with approximately 1,400 boys ages 13-18 (Year 7-12) attending school and a teaching and ancillary staff of 150.

In 2011, St Bede's introduced a 1:1 iPad program that gives each boy in Years 7-9 an iPad for use at school and at home; the iPads are also supplied to teaching staff. By 2013, St Bede's had 1000 iPads to manage with few tools, little visibility and lots of problems. St Bede's struggled with setting up new laptops, making sure students had the apps needed for class, and keeping track of installed apps overall.

The Solution: Absolute Manage for Mobile Devices

St Bede's College chose Absolute Manage for Mobile Devices to regain control over their devices. Instead of supplying students with iTunes cards to purchase appropriate apps, which offered no oversight capability, St Bede's College is now able to push apps to devices through Absolute Manage, additionally taking advantage of Apple's volume pricing program.

To find out how St Bede's College uses Absolute Manage for Mobile Devices to save time, save money and support their student iPad use protocols (such as auditing game use), check out the case study here. For more on our services for K-12 Education, including additional case studies from our clients, visit here.