"So BYOD is probably not doable. What you want is a standardized
piece of hardware that is durable, is fairly inexpensive, is easily
managed from the educator's perspective for controlling what is
learned in and out of the classroom, and has zero value from a
theft perspective. The device needs to be brick-able by the
management software if stolen.
"What we're really talking about is something that more
resembles a vertical market-type of device than something that
exists today in the consumer space like an iPad or a full-size
"If we are looking to educate K-12 with electronic textbooks and
other multimedia learning materials (Web, videos, audio, apps) we
want something that gets the job done but is not necessarily at the
state of the art of what exists in in the consumer space."
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