Mobile Computing

Exo U Launches 1:1 Management Platform

Exo U has launched the Exo U Digital Education Platform, a tool designed for management of 1:1 and BYOD initiatives.

Available both online and off, the platform is designed to create a learner-centered, classroom-focused "operating system" available on most devices. Able to integrate with a school or district's existing learning management and student information systems, the platform allows for enterprise-level distribution of apps and instructional materials.

Features include:

The ability for teachers to easily share content and see student activity and engagement;

  • Seamless access to open educational resources;
  • An administrator console that allows administrators to add users and accounts, build a private app library, configure servers and more;
  • A classroom app for teachers with visual roll call, notifications when students leave the workspace, the ability to lock student screens and more;
  • An app designed to help in lesson creation;
  • A notes app for both teachers and students;
  • The ability to create written or verbal quizzes;
  • One-touch sharing with the ability for teachers to control what materials are shared, as well as sharing to individuals or groups; and
  • Browser, PDF and library apps.

"One key goal for the Digital Education Platform was to help schools and districts minimize costs and time associated with technology implementation and training — while making it possible for them leverage the investments they've already made in devices, content and tools," said Ken Chen, vice president of product management, in a prepared statement. "With more affordability, faster implementation and dramatically reduced requirements for training, administrators can deliver best-in-class resources and tools across the district, supporting equity and effective technology access for every learner."

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Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at jbolkan@gmail.com.

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