"Smart Use of Smart Technology" By Jennifer LeClaire, TexasSchoolBusiness.com

MOBICIPNEWS on December 07, 2010

Suren Ramasubbu, Mobicip Founder and CEO, was recently quoted in a TexasSchoolBusiness.com article by Jennifer LeClaire titled, "Smart Use of Smart Technology."  LeClaire writes how schools use mobile learning devices to enhance classroom curriculum and homework completion rates and how such advancements are boosting student engagement and access to learning resources.  We encourage you to read the complete article on TexasSchoolBusiness.com because LeClaire offers interesting information about education via mobile learning devices.

"Making mobile devices safe
Sometimes enforcing acceptable use policies requires more than a precisely written document. Some school districts are backing up written policies with software filters to encourage hesitant school boards to sanction mobile learning devices in the classroom.

Many parents are not tech-savvy,' says Suren Ramasubbu, founder and CEO of Mobicip.com, a Thousand Oaks, Calif.-based Internet filtering and parental control software developer that serves school districts. 'Open Internet access is a big concern for parents and the school. So, a common part of schools' acceptable use policies addresses access to the Internet, both in school and when the devices are sent home. Internet-filtering software helps enforce the guidelines that the schools define in their acceptable use policies.'

Jim Ned CISD in Tuscola partnered with Mobicip when it decided to send iPod Touch devices home with every high school student in the district. By deploying the devices with Internet safety and parental control software already installed, the district could allow students to explore and experience the Internet with safe, school-generated and -approved content. Mobicip's service ensures Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) compliance, supports the school's acceptable use policy and makes the program eligible for eRate funding."

We are happy to feature a section of the article on our blog however we encourage you to read the complete article on TexasSchoolBusiness.com: http://www.texasschoolbusiness.com/www/docs/120.2911/texas-school-business-cover-story