"BYOD policies–Bring Your Own Device–allow schools to bring technology into the classroom with a “bottom-up” approach. Such an approach can save money, allow students to use their own devices, and encourage a student-centered approach to learning."
With budgets tight, many schools are hoping to bring technology into the classroom without having to shell out for a device for each student. A solution for many has been to make classes BYOD (short for “bring your own device”), which allows students to bring laptops, tablets, and smartphones from home and to use them in the classroom and share them with other students.
Security and access to data was top of mind for government chief information officers as they discussed bring-your-own-device (BYOD) strategies at 'The Future of Government Mobility' breakfast in Canberra last week.
BYOD and 1:1 are two popular trends in today's educational system. The common thing between these two trends is that they are both technology-induced, that is based on, applied to, and came about as a direct result of the wider uptake of digital technologies. Also both of these trends aim at a better integration and a wider access to technology within formal educational settings.
In the last year, both desktop and portable PCs experienced declines in both mature and emerging markets worldwide. Meanwhile, smart phones and tablets carried the "smart connected device" category to new highs, topping 1 billion units worldwide.
Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) schemes have become increasingly prevalent in most businesses worldwide, as employees look to use their own personal devices in a business context. When asked if employees valued certain devices over others, 89 per cent of those surveyed claimed this was the case.
“Rather than fight against the tide, organizations should embrace the use of these devices and work alongside staff to ensure that comprehensive IT policies and best practice guidelines are put in place to assist and inform employees about how their devices should be used. End-point protection for these devices is also crucial if businesses want to safeguard employees against an ever-changing, increasingly sophisticated threat landscape.”
"The BYOD discussion is commonly framed on the basis of a few well-worn, hotly-debated issues. But let’s revisit BYOD in a different light: What can education learn from businesses that have been pioneering the BYOD model in recent years? Especially, since business, unlike our sector, is driven by markets and profitability."
"In the last three years, we have seen the rise of a new movement: BYOD, or bring your own device. This movement is gaining strength mainly as a result of the rise in personal smartphone and tablet ownership. BYOD will affect adoption of mobile learning (mLearning), and mLearning managers need to stay abreast of developments, both in the movement and in their own organizations."
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