Tokyo (June 22, 2015) – OPTiM (TSE Mothers: 3694), a leading provider of business-related applications for smart devices, proudly announces the supplying of Optimal Biz (Japan’s #1※1 MDM※2 for three straight years) to the "Kyoto ICT Educational Model Empirical Research Project," a project involving the cooperation of the Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies of Kyoto University, the Kyoto City Board of Education, Microsoft Japan, NEC, and more.
The push for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in education with use of devices such as interactive whiteboards, tablets, and PCs, has been a major focus of Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. With these efforts, educational model construction has become exceedingly important, learning routines have been analyzed using big data, and custom, personalized education as a technical solution has been gaining attention.
As pioneers in this field, Kyoto University's Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies and Kyoto City Board of Education have started an experimental study to create an ICT educational model with taking learning home called "Kyoto ICT Educational Model Empirical Research Project." This undertaking involves cooperation between industry, government, and academia. It will provide a tablet PC for each student, and will use them to study how students learn differently at school and at home. For this study, each students’ educational habits and tablet usage will be recorded, the data will be saved on a server, and that educational big data will be used for this study.
OPTiM's Optimal Biz is used on the educational-use tablets issued to the students of various institutions, including all Saga Prefectural high schools and Ritsumeikan Primary School. For this experiment, Optimal Biz will be on each device for student use. Optimal Biz's mobile application management (MAM※3) technology will be utilized to extract educational big data from general tablet use and studying by the students on the tablet, and this educational data will be analyzed. From this, analysis of comprehension and trends of tablet use for educational purposes is also possible.
■Usage of Optimal Biz in this study
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From now on, OPTiM will endeavor to create and offer innovative products and services in the educational ICT field throughout Japan, and to further develop bright and enjoyable ICT education. Furthermore, the big data usage technology of this initiative will be developed and expanded for other fields.
|※1||Source : "ITR Market View: Enterprise Mobile Management / Smart Application Development 2014," published in October 2014 by ITR Corporation. Sales share of SaaS model Enterprise Mobile Management market for 2011, 2012, and 2013|
|※2||MDM stands for "Mobile Device Management", an enterprise solution that collectively manages all employee smart devices and offers security when a device is lost or stolen. MDM provides features such as remote lock and prevention of malicious application launch.|
|※3||MAM stands for “Mobile Application Management”, an enterprise solution that collectively manages business applications on all employee smart devices.|
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