Student App Transforms iPads and Android Tablets into Powerful Educational ToolsJuly 16, 2013
Netop introduces version 8.1 of Vision and Vision Pro with improved support for student devices. New apps let students in iPad classrooms see teacher demonstrations on-screen.
Netop, the worldwide leader in classroom management software, today announced the release of version 8.1 of Vision and Vision Pro. This latest update now allows teachers to demo from their PC to student iPad and Android tablets via the Vision Student app.
“With the dramatic increase in iPad classrooms and BYOD environments in schools today, we wanted to provide educators with more ways to incorporate these smart devices into teaching and learning, “ said Kurt Bager, CEO of Netop. “The Vision Student app makes it easier to teach with student devices in a simple, engaging way.”
The Netop Vision Student app allows students to easily join a Vision or Vision Pro class. Educators can share their PC screen with student iPad and Android tablets, use annotations during demos and presentations to focus student attention, and ensure privacy with password-protected class set-up.
With the explosion in 1:1 computing and BYOD programs in schools, it is critical that teachers have the technology tools that will help them incorporate smart devices into their instruction. A recent survey of more than 3,800 teachers revealed that nearly 60 percent said that their schools are buying iPads for students and 24 percent said that screen sharing would help them make better use of the tablets as instructional tools. For complete survey results, visit www.netop.com/ipads.
The Netop Vision Student app is the iPad and Android component for students in schools and classrooms using version 8.1 or higher of Netop Vision or Netop Vision Pro classroom management software. In addition to the Vision Student app, which can be downloaded from the iTunes Store or Google Play for free, the Vision or Vision Pro teacher component is also required (version 8.1 or higher). Version 8.1 of Vision and Vision Pro is available at no extra charge to existing customers who have a current Advantage program as of July 16, 2013. For more information, visit www.netop.com/vision.
Netop develops and sells market leading software solutions that enable swift, secure and seamless transfer of video, screens, sounds and data between two or more computers. The company has two business areas: Customer Service and Education.
Used by half of the Fortune 100, Netop’s customer service solutions, including secure remote access and live chat, help businesses provide better customer service, reduce support costs and meet security and compliance standards. In Education, Netop is the world leader in classroom management software, helping teachers in 75 countries make teaching with technology easier and more effective.
Headquartered in Denmark, Netop employs 130 people and has offices in the United States, Great Britain, China, Romania and Switzerland. The company sells its solutions to public and private clients in more than 80 countries. Read more at: www.netop.com.