Texas District Selects Provider for Digital Learning Initiative

Duncanville Independent School District in Texas has selected Dell’s Latitude 10 essentials configuration for its digital learning initiative. The school district will provide classrooms in third through eighth grade with the tablets running Windows 8 to activate them as e-readers and access school applications and the internet.

“The Dell Latitude 10 essentials configuration is a win-win solution for our district,” says Dr. Larry McHaney, Deputy Superintendent for Learning Services at Duncanville ISD. “Most important, Dell’s tablet helps our students and teachers get way beyond the printed pages of a textbook to meaningfully engage in learning while also providing an efficient solution for our technology division.”

Duncanville ISD teams began by testing several tablets. The Dell Latitude 10 essentials configuration offered students a dynamic, multi-touch experience for interactive learning and the Windows 8 operating system simplified the deployment and management of tablets for the district. With the Windows 8 snap feature, students can take notes in Microsoft Word or OneNote while simultaneously reading an e-book or watching an instructive video.

According to a Harris Interactive online survey commissioned by Dell and Intel, 59 percent of school system IT decision makers and administrators say choosing devices that integrate with their existing IT infrastructure and that can be managed by existing tools is the best way to minimize total cost of ownership for tablets.