BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) at School

BYOD at school
"Bring your own device
increasing trend
use personnal mobile device at work
smartphones
laptops
tablets
e-readers
.......
Education sector in USA
are implementing
BYOD in School disctricts and universities
Supporters
say
way to improve education
Without large financial burdens
Christian Long
administrator in e-learning sector in a local school District in Ohio
says
"It's definitely very affordable."
His District
implemented
BYOD programm
in 2010 for high schools
now for all grades form pre-K to 12
don't need
buy new devices
says
most used tool
Smartphone
some tablets
rarely laptop
important to make sure
tools are accessible by all devices
use Google
Alberta Education, Canada
created
pilot program to study its effectiveness
18-months study
teams from 10 schools
how students and education process will be affected
educators and analysts
concluded
Enhance of student performance
more engaged in their own learning
no time spending to explain how to use devices
other advantages
Students with disabilities
assistive technologies
to access learning material
multiple forms of learning
PDF
Video tutorial
File sharing
Google or Dropbox
can enhance
collaboration
can improve
communication
students - teachers
Drawbacks
Alberta Education
noted
technology can be distracting
non-school-related programs
difficult to buy devices
for economically challenged families
Top Hat
platform for teachers ans students
specialist
says
transformation in classrooms and lecture halls
Devices are integral part of student's live
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