Once upon a time, schools relied only on books to support classroom learning. Today, Pearson’s SuccessMaker and Waterford Early Learning digital programs provide elementary and middle school learners with adaptive, personalized paths to master essential reading, math and science concepts. They also deliver outcome-based data—electronically—to inform educational decision-making.
Educators praise these advancements, but rapidly changing technology has made it difficult for schools to retain control and still provide access flexibility taking full advantage of Pearson’s award-winning solutions. Today’s K-12 administrators are looking for ways to keep improving how students learn while reducing costs and maintaining the highest quality educational resources. Fortunately, an ideal solution is now available.
Pearson customers now can deploy and use both SuccessMaker and Waterford Early Learning on the VMware View end user computing platform. VMware View is designed to deliver the entire desktop—operating system, applications and end-user data—using multiple types of clients (e.g., thick, thin and zero clients), reducing IT investments. The virtual desktop platform also improves application up time, decreasing system maintenance requirements.
Pearson and VMware recently completed the testing to validate both Pearson SuccessMaker and Waterford Early Learning solutions with VMware View. View the testing details, as well as the advantages, technical considerations and recommendations for using each solution. Figure 1 shows a typical architecture for deploying these Pearson programs with VMware View.
Figure 1. VMware View is Fully Compatible with Pearson’s SuccessMaker and Waterford Early Learning Programs
Schools Benefit from Pearson-VMware Relationship
With VMware View, K-12 schools can significantly reduce the time and effort they spend on IT maintenance for desktop support. For example, when a student’s desktop malfunctions or fails, VMware View enables a designated administrator to reset the desktop to its original image, rapidly and remotely in minutes, with no direct intervention.
In addition to time and cost savings, the easy-to-deploy VMware View solution enables K-12 schools to:
- Increase control by providing centralized and automated management of VMware View Virtual Desktop components
- Gain freedom of choice by delivering rich, personalized virtual desktops as a managed service to many types of clients—thick, thin, and zero clients—anywhere and at any time
- Improve performance and uptime while providing a flexible, high-performance desktop experience for end users across a variety of network conditions
For Pearson customers, it’s happily ever after with VMware View. To learn more, download the Deployment and Technical Considerations Guide.