Lightspeed Systems Releases New Video: Essa Academy – Education Everywhere Posted on September 10, 2013 by gabe.trout We are delighted to work with Essa Academy to create a safe, mobile, and collaborative learning environment. Going back to 2009, when the site was known as Hayward School, the school had dwindling numbers, declining test scores and was on the verge of being shut down for good. They applied for academy status in 2009 and after the application was approved, they knew they had to make a lot of changes to turn things around. One of the first decisions that they made was to begin a 1:1 initiative, meaning that every student would be equipped with a mobile device and could access resources on the internet from any place at any time. By providing handheld devices, students could collaborate and engage beyond the school walls and bells. The next big challenge was discovering the best way to manage these devices and keep them safe. They were looking for the ability to deploy apps, to manage the devices and to make sure students were able to use them in a secure way, so after extensive research they decided that Lightspeed Systems Mobile Device Management (MDM) and Rocket Web Filtering was the best solution for them. Made specifically for education, Mobile Manger allows schools to simply and effectively implement and manage a successful mobile learning programme. Abdul Chohan, Director at Essa Academy says “At the push of a button we are able to deploy apps to all the handheld devices and manage those devices remotely, that for me really has changed things”. Using Lightspeed Systems MDM and Rocket Web Filter they both work amazingly well together now we don’t have to worry about managing student’s devices”- Moh Patel, Mobile Device Manager, Essa Academy. To find out more on how Essa Academy is using Lightspeed Systems Mobile Device Management and Rocket Web Filtering, take some few minutes to watch this video.