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Glasgow starts iPad roll-out to pupils, teachers across city schools

Wednesday 11 September 2019 | 11:18 CET | News

Glasgow City Council has started the roll-out if pupil iPads as part of a multi-million pound IT contract that will benefit around 70,000 children and young people in the city's schools and nurseries.

The connected and digital learning project, supported by global IT services and solutions provider CGI, will see all pupils in school years P6-S6 given their own iPad, with children in nurseries and schoolchildren in years P1-P5 sharing one iPad between five children. 

By 2021, the project aims to ensure that all primary and secondary school teachers and pupils have access to their equipment, including a core suite of education apps, to help transform classroom learning and improve attainment and achievement levels. 

CGI will also upgrade networks in schools, including faster broadband speeds, Wi-Fi in all classrooms and a home wireless network TV. The overall project will involve the roll-out of 52,000 iPads across Glasgow schools, including 47,100 student iPads and an additional 6,900 iPads for teachers. The City Council claims that this is the largest Apple education project in Europe. All iPads will be tracked and managed by the council's Mobile Device Management system. 



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Categories: Internet / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: CGI
Countries: United Kingdom
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