Acer Australia has launched its BYOD Education Project targeted at schools and parents.
The project packages will act as a guidance for schools and parents on managing the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) issue that schools have been faced with since the Digital Education Revolution (DER) program was canned in 2013.
The packages include a fit for purpose product range of devices suitable for education and names a list of accredited partners that can help schools with their technology strategies.
The BYOD Education Project is the result of eight months of intensive research and interviews with key education stakeholders including schools and government authorities by Acer, which was responsible for deploying almost one-third of the nearly one million DER laptops. Acer Australia managing director, Darren Simmons, said it was offering strategic guidance and advice along side its education partners spanning from high level network advice for a school IT administrator to explaining the features and functions a parent should look for in a device for their child. "We, and our skilled Authorised Education Partners, understand that technology has to be intelligently implemented to improve the education outcomes of students -- that's the primary goal," Acer Australia managing director, Darren Simmons, said.
"The product range has been designed specifically to meet the needs and budgets of the education market, because we understand when it comes to BYOD, one solution does not fit all."
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