Jamf Blog
June 8, 2022 by Aaron Webb

The possibilities of focusing on student outcomes with 1-to-1 iPad programs in higher education

See how iPad programs can help universities improve student engagement, wellness and career readiness.

Higher education institutions are focused on improving student outcomes. But which strategies are worth investing in? While it may seem like you need a variety of tactics and technologies, one solution offers proven benefits: 1-to-1 iPad programs for students.

1-to-1 iPad programs turn outdated systems of teaching into something that’s vibrant and interactive. Through these programs, educators allow students to access content, information and knowledge in ways that are best adapted to students’ learning styles.

When combined with a keyboard and Apple Pencil, iPads are an even more powerful tool for students to demonstrate their knowledge, no matter what their major – whether creative, technical or academic

Take for instance Maryville University who implemented a 1-to-1 iPad program with Jamf Pro. Since upgrading to iPads, the college not only achieved higher student outcomes, but also cost savings of $590,000 annually by using iPads over desktop computers. Time savings was also a huge win for them. In fact, the switch to iPads reduced IT’s time investment through classroom device management and streamlined app deployment tenfold.

And for their students, technology is no longer a barrier; it’s an essential tool for learning.

Through 1-to-1 iPad programs, higher education institutions can improve:

1 - Student engagement

  • Reach students in a way that is accessible and interesting to them
  • Offer portability to easily move around campus - iPad is at home in the lecture hall as outside or in a dorm room.
  • Streamline learning experiences with Zero Touch deployment
  • IT admins can easily empower students and keep devices safe and compliant

2 – Student wellness

  • Help students find the balance of success and health
  • Apple accessibility features allow students to access content and curriculum no matter what their needs

3 – Career readiness

  • Improve digital acumen, making students more adept with technology prior to starting their career
  • Ensure students are equipped, comfortable and confident with technology used in the modern workforce

Need more proof? Check out The Ohio State University, who successfully gave 11,000+ iPads to incoming freshman through its Digital Flagship Initiative.

As universities continue to search for new and innovative ways to offer the best education experience for their students, consider shifting your higher education institution to 1-to-1 iPad programs.

Want more info? Gain helpful insight on how to start, manage and thrive with your own 1-to-1 iPad program by downloading our higher education white paper.

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Expanding options for student usage

With iPads in hand, students are also able to take advantage of Apple presentation tools such as Apple TV. Students can use Ditto to project onto large displays in order to give presentations, collaborate with each other, and receive immediate feedback from faculty. It also allows them to cast content to Apple TV from non-Apple devices without using a dongle or other workaround.

Read more about how Texas A&M uses Apple digital signage tools to benefit students, faculty and staff.

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Aaron Webb
Aaron Webb is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Class of 2013, with more than 15 years of IT and education experience. Aaron has been at the forefront of transforming education with Apple technologies with two Apple Distinguished Schools in London, UK. He is currently Jamf's product marketing manager for education.
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