A retrospective review of how implementing ZuluDesk Mobile Device Management software helped deliver a major project and solved an ongoing technology issue.
Back in August 2018, Glenwood Public School, located in Sydney’s South West Region, approached us with a dilemma. Their fleet of over 100 iPad devices had been experiencing ongoing Wi-Fi connectivity issues for over 12 months that had rendered them virtually useless in using online apps, browsing the internet and device management.
With changes made within the Department of Education’s mobile device policy for secure connections to Wi-Fi and at times a operational reluctance to offer assistance to devices outside of the standard managed scope of Windows and Chromebook devices, the school was at a loss of how to best utilise these devices.
With the schools upcoming STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Grand Buddy program (run in partnership with Widdon*), it became apparent that the use of the schools iPads were mandatory if they were to have any success in delivering this key learning metric to students.
Webtek Media was consulted to ‘get these iPads working ASAP’, one in part due to the associated costs of these wasted resources, and two for the requirement of iPad devices to deliver a successful program for students and residents of Whiddon Easton Park Residential Care alike.
Whist this inability to use iPad devices was an ongoing headache for the school, our involvement in completing successful MDM migrations to ZuluDesk was a no brainer when it came to providing a resolution to their technology issues.
Once we obtained all the relevant Apple account information and gained access to the schools Volume Purchase Programme for Education we were able to migrate all iPads to ZuluDesk and provide remote installations of new and existing apps, Wi-Fi connectivity, student restrictions and group policies.
With the reviving of the schools iPads students were able to put their visions into practice and delivered a STEM project that has since been lauded by the Department of Education, UNSW and Whiddon among others.
We remain extremely proud of our efforts in delivering a successful project which also included installation of a new FlashForge Guider II 3D Printer.
If your school requires assistance with iPad Management, T4L Device and Hardware Support or advice on best practices in education, view our Information Technology Support Services for Schools page.
— Glenwood PS (@PSGlenwood) October 30, 2018
Now that we have our new 3D printer, it won’t be long until the whole chess set is printed and Allan can play. #grandbuddystem @TheWhiddonGroup @stemacademysyd @WebtekMediaOz pic.twitter.com/Lw1ncUJn2n
— Glenwood PS (@PSGlenwood) November 28, 2018
* Whiddon Easton Park is a residential aged care service in Sydney’s south west. Located in Glenfield, Easton Park offers a range of award winning aged care services.