Mater Dei High School Selects AirWatch for 1:1 Mobility Initiative

AirWatch® announces that Mater Dei High School, a Catholic college preparatory school in Santa Ana, Calif., chose AirWatch to manage its deployment of school-owned tablets. AirWatch will be exhibiting at ISTE 2013 (booth 11254) June 23 - June 26 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX.

Mater Dei High School plans to enroll 2,100 mobile devices with AirWatch EMM, creating a 1:1 device-to-student ratio. In its third year of a schoolwide mobility initiative, Mater Dei will use tablets to replace some textbooks and other printed materials, provide an online research tool and offer an assessment tool for managing homework, class assignments, quizzes and tests. Educators will also integrate tablets into the school’s music, theatre, choral, visual arts, and many extracurricular programs.

“Not only is the tablet a formidable tool in advancing learning, but it makes the classroom experience more dynamic,” said Josh Avendano, information technology manager, Mater Dei High School. “AirWatch allows us to keep students’ safety and security a priority without compromising the e-learning experience. By creating custom profiles, AirWatch can detect compromised devices and block applications before they are installed, which gives us peace of mind.”

AirWatch offers other customized features:

  • Monitor compliance with school policies and industry regulations, including CIPA and COPPA
  • Deploy a broad range of personal, school and lab devices delivered via cloud, on-premise or as a software appliance
  • Manage Apple®, Android™ (including Kindle™ Fire), BlackBerry®, Symbian™ and Windows® devices from a centralized HTML5 console
  • Secure the distribution of in-house and purchased apps and manage updates
  • Manage faculty, staff and student mobile devices uniquely, based on ownership
  • Secure access to school resources, including email, VPN and Wi-Fi networks
  • Integrate with Apple’s Volume Purchase Program (VPP) to make bulk purchases of apps from iTunes® for widespread distribution to students, faculty or staff
  • Remotely wipe educational assets from devices and restrict access based on geofenced profiles

“Mater Dei High School’s 1:1 device initiative illustrates the shift to mobile learning in a rapidly changing education landscape,” said Tyce Miller, director of education solutions, AirWatch. “AirWatch is pleased to be a partner in this effort and we look forward to remaining a leader in supporting our schools in their mobile initiatives.”