+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 11 of 11
General Chat Thread, BYOD Solutions - Edugate in General; ...
  1. #1

    Millgate's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Sheffield
    Posts
    1,484
    Thank Post
    461
    Thanked 375 Times in 250 Posts
    Rep Power
    151

    BYOD Solutions - Edugate

    Hi everyone,

    A lot of you will have seen this at Bett and you may have spoken to me about it already but do you have any plans for BYOD?

    The general problems are:

    - budget
    - management of rollout
    - time taken up with repairs
    - no time to chase for payments
    - poor wireless
    - not wanting iPads

    These are all valid points however, take a look at our solution - Edugate.

    Budget

    It's a parental contribution program where they can choose the terms and they get to keep the device at the end without any huge final payments!

    EG - iPad mini will cost from £12 per month BUT this includes the tablet, a case, 3 years warranty and 3 years insurance!

    Management of rollout

    You get be as involved as you want to be. The parents sign up via a portal (which we can brand as a school portal if you wish), they enter their details etc and we sort out the rest.

    Time taken up with repairs

    As I mentioned, the cost includes 3 years warranty so if the child drops the iPad and the screen smashes into a million pieces, they don't darken your door. They go home, the parents log into the portal and report the fault. We then call them, arrange collection, repair it and return the device within 72 hours!

    No time to chase payments

    When the parent first signs up, they agree to pay by DD. If there are missed payments, we'll work with the parents directly (unless you say otherwise) to sort the problem out.

    Poor wireless

    By rolling out tablets this way, it'll free up budgets for you to improve your wireless, servers, pcs or whatever tickles your fancy! We can also give the school a kickback for every so many parents that sign up.

    Not wanting iPads

    Unlike other solutions, you're not stuck with Apple. It can be any mobile device (including laptops)

    This is just a brief overview but take a look at the attached too. If you have any questions or you would like a demo of the portal, please drop me an email @ luke.jones@millgate.co.uk and I'll be happy to help

    BYOD Solutions - Edugate-edugate-intro.pdf

    Thanks

    Luke

  2. Thanks to Millgate from:

    zag (21st May 2014)

  3. #2

    Millgate's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Sheffield
    Posts
    1,484
    Thank Post
    461
    Thanked 375 Times in 250 Posts
    Rep Power
    151
    It's also worth having a read through this. This wasn't done via Edugate but it shows a positive impact using1:1 devices

    Bett Show 2015 - The Positive Impact of Launching a 1-1 iPad Project (The Data from Hove Park School)

  4. #3

    sippo's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Swindon, Wiltshire
    Posts
    1,733
    Thank Post
    136
    Thanked 190 Times in 135 Posts
    Rep Power
    152
    Great idea, but what are your thoughts on parents who cannot afford to buy their child one.

    How is that overcome?

  5. #4

    Millgate's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Sheffield
    Posts
    1,484
    Thank Post
    461
    Thanked 375 Times in 250 Posts
    Rep Power
    151
    Quote Originally Posted by sippo View Post
    Great idea, but what are your thoughts on parents who cannot afford to buy their child one.

    How is that overcome?
    Good question.

    To be honest, we haven't really come across that yet. We've pitched this to different parents in different walks of life and they just see it as the same price as a takeaway or a few packets or cigs.

    However, one way round it would be for the school to buy a few iPads on the Edugate program and perhaps loan them out to the pupils that can't afford to buy their own. It'll be covered on insurance so it wouldn't be the end of the world if the child then lost it or broke it.

    Another option would be to use the kickback I mentioned. For every some many parents that sign up, we can give the school a lump sum or Millgate credit. You can use that on whatever you like

    Luke

  6. #5
    zag
    zag is offline
    zag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    3,829
    Thank Post
    918
    Thanked 422 Times in 355 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    88
    Very interesting scheme!

    There could be a huge market for this as SMT are always talking about getting 1:1 devices into students hands, but schools can rarely afford it themselves.

  7. #6
    zag
    zag is offline
    zag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    3,829
    Thank Post
    918
    Thanked 422 Times in 355 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    88
    Quote Originally Posted by sippo View Post
    Great idea, but what are your thoughts on parents who cannot afford to buy their child one.

    How is that overcome?
    I think students who receive free school meals get extra grant money given to the school. This could theoretically be used to buy extra iPads.

    But as millgate says, its not a huge cost to the parents if spread over months.

  8. #7

    Millgate's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Sheffield
    Posts
    1,484
    Thank Post
    461
    Thanked 375 Times in 250 Posts
    Rep Power
    151
    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    Very interesting scheme!

    There could be a huge market for this as SMT are always talking about getting 1:1 devices into students hands, but schools can rarely afford it themselves.
    Good stuff.

    If you need us to come out and see you, run through it in more detail and demo the portal, just say

    Luke

  9. #8
    mthomas08's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    1,620
    Thank Post
    136
    Thanked 166 Times in 147 Posts
    Rep Power
    62
    We are signed up to this Scheme, very positive feedback so far but not fully live yet.

    Costs: You are always going to find those who are not happy but this time around we had more happy Parents. The School can also choose to help those with twins/financial problems etc.

  10. 2 Thanks to mthomas08:

    Millgate (21st May 2014), zag (21st May 2014)

  11. #9

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Devon
    Posts
    1,042
    Thank Post
    226
    Thanked 63 Times in 56 Posts
    Rep Power
    30
    Sounds very promising this scheme as i'm trying to push a 1:1 deployment and you seem to mention that a school could just purchase and give the kid them to use which for us would be good.

  12. #10

    ICTDirect_Dave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Ribchester
    Posts
    1,742
    Thank Post
    315
    Thanked 316 Times in 252 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    158
    Another method for those families who cannot afford the extra outlay per month is to make sure that the overall monthly total covers a few extra iPads for those childred who's families just cannot meet the expense. This has been implemented to good effect in schemes we've been involved with up here. One scheme canvassed opinion and found that providing 85% of families could cover the cost then 100% of students could have an iPad.

  13. #11

    Millgate's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Sheffield
    Posts
    1,484
    Thank Post
    461
    Thanked 375 Times in 250 Posts
    Rep Power
    151
    Quote Originally Posted by dave.81 View Post
    Sounds very promising this scheme as i'm trying to push a 1:1 deployment and you seem to mention that a school could just purchase and give the kid them to use which for us would be good.
    Let me know if you need any ammo for your meetings Dave. We can help you with the rollout as much or as little as you'd like

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Who has a BYOD Solution
    By ceebster in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 9th September 2013, 05:02 PM
  2. WiFi Hot Spots and BYOD's management/security solution
    By joematthews24 in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 23rd January 2012, 10:41 AM
  3. Uniservity Solutions - run away screaming.
    By pete in forum Bad Experiences
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 2nd March 2008, 01:02 AM
  4. AntiSpam solutions
    By RobC in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 20th December 2005, 10:39 PM
  5. Low cost email solution
    By adamyoung in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 9th November 2005, 09:31 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •