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List of suppliers of mobile learning devices to schools in the UK
Is there a definitive list of suppliers of mobile learning devices to schools in the UK? Probably not, but we at edde believe we have one of the most comprehensive lists of suppliers to the education sector.
In July 2017, Apple changed its strategy in the UK with regards to Apple Solution Experts (ASE) in Education. Previously, between 28 and 40 Apple resellers could sell into the education sector as an approved ASE for education. However, they reduced this exclusive list to just 14. This does not stop the other Apple suppliers from selling into the education sector.
We have also seen a number of non-Apple suppliers buy iPads from an approved Apple reseller to then resell them into a school. Nothing illegal here, and in most instances an approved Apple reseller even did the training. With a buck in trend we are aware of many computer companies are also selling Google Chromebooks, tablets, notebooks and other mobile learning devices into classrooms. Lets not get confused with computer companies that sell computer technology into schools. We are making reference to those IT suppliers who understand and work in the digital 1:1 learning environment.