With over 1000 students between their day and night schools and a strong reputation for excellence in their training courses, Dún Laoghaire Further Education Institute have continually strived to equip their students with the very best technology on the market to give a first class educational experience to their students.
As Mac is the device of choice most widely used by creatives across a range of industries, the college created a purpose-built Mac Lab in order to accurately simulate industry experience.
Why is Mac the device of choice in Irish colleges?
According to the Heads of the Creative Departments at Dúnlaoghaire College of Further Education (DFEI), there is no other device that can facilitate industry leading learning experiences like Apple Mac can.
Capable of handling the most intense and demanding creative tasks, Mac syncs perfectly with industry standard workstation software such as Apple’s Logic Pro X, Ableton Live and Pro Tools, allowing students to produce music, just as they would in any top recording studio in the country.
In order to maintain the highest standards of learning, the college recognised the need to refresh and upgrade their Apple iMac and Apple media software to ensure that it is continually up to date. Since upgrading their Mac Lab to the latest iMacs, the college have seen a huge increase in the standard of cross-media work. With the enhanced software, students now have the ability to create video soundtracks including original music, dialogue recorded in the studio, and sampled sound effects, all perfectly synchronised.
Not only that but the college reports that student creativity, confidence and productivity has been enhanced and they are now producing the kind of work which will be demanded of them within their industry when they graduate.
Getting the best value from your Mac Lab
When looking to invest in a complete Mac Lab Refresh, the college gave careful consideration to the getting the best value out of their investment and were delighted with the savings that they could make with Wriggle’s Mac Lab Refresh Scheme, explains principal, Eoghan Ó Mhurchadha
“The Mac Lab project was a significant spend by the college but the value for money provided by Wriggle saved the college enough in overhead costs to be able to invest the savings in additional extended warranty. Given the value of the project this was an unexpected benefit.
“Another important area we invested in was Jamf Mac Management with Wriggle which keeps our student’s data safe while giving us complete control to push apps to our Macs as needed. Our college now has peace of mind on top of full confidence in our new technology.”
Dunlaoghaire, Co. Dublin
Further Education college
Mac Lab deployment with Jamf Mac Management, training and tech support.
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