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by Dr. Allen Wong, Senior Vice President, Product Development & Management, Consumer Group, HKT Limited …

by Dr. Allen Wong, Senior Vice President, Product Development & Management, Consumer Group, HKT Limited
香港電訊 個人客戶業務產品開發及管理 高級副總裁 黃一川博士

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  • 1. Confidential and Proprietary
  • 2. What is BYOD? Source : YouTube – “BYOD in the 21st Century” by Marc-Anre Lalande Confidential and Proprietary
  • 3. BYOD in Commercial World   Gartner report (May 2013) “By 2017, Half employers will require Employee to supply their own device for work purpose” In US market, BYOD is growing strongly … Sources : 1Gartner report May 2013 and 2ReadWrite Survey Confidential and Proprietary
  • 4. BYOD Drivers  No Just Cost Saving   Productivity Gain Employee Satisfaction Sources : 3www.quest.com and 4 Intel Inc. • These are also the main drivers for eLearning. • Same tool students use for social interaction with peers and using it as educational tool. • BYOD makes 1:1 Computing more financially sustainable. Confidential and Proprietary
  • 5. Some Concerns in eLearning   Equity of Access Classroom Managemt Support & Servicing Security & Privacy Inevitable trend, create challenges for schools In 2011, Forsyth County, Georgia, became the 1st school systems in US to introduce BYOD policy. Damage, Loss & Theft Network Loading & Filtering Confidential and Proprietary
  • 6. Equity of Access   Equity of Access Classroom Managemt Support & Servicing Security & Privacy Not all students have devices, thus limits learning Some devices may NOT have the ability to run necessary applications • Loan devices for class and/or home use Damage, Loss & Theft Network Loading & Filtering Confidential and Proprietary
  • 7. Security and Privacy  Data and Network Breaches •  Equity of Access Security policy on device itself • Security & Privacy  Support & Servicing Damaage, Loss & Theft  Anti-virus / Anti-malware software eSafety Awareness • Classroom Managemt Separate networks for students No sharing of personal information Cyber-bullying policies Network Loading & Filtering Confidential and Proprietary
  • 8. Damage, Loss & Theft  Student safety •  Equity of Access Classroom Managemt Support & Servicing Security & Privacy Remind student to take special precaution Device theft and breakage • • Purchase insurance to protect investment Extend device warranty Damage, Loss & Theft Network Loading & Filtering Confidential and Proprietary
  • 9. Network Issues  Increasing no. of devices and traffic • Equity of Access • • Security & Privacy  Classroom Managemt Support & Servicing Damage, Loss & Theft Invest in sufficiently robust and high speed network infrastructure Good WiFi coverage, minimal interference Provision enough Internet bandwidth Access to only appropriate resources • Caching and Content Filtering Network Loading & Filtering Confidential and Proprietary
  • 10. Support & Servicing  The onus of responsibility and care lies with each student • Equity of Access  Security & Privacy Support & Servicing Teachers are NOT IT support • Encourage student to consult more tech-savvy classmates  Classroom Managemt Acceptable-use / Responsible-use Policy Breakage, Loss & Theft Baseline standardization to easy out device compatibility issues Network Loading & Filtering Confidential and Proprietary
  • 11. Classroom Management  Equity of Access Classroom Managemt Support & Servicing For example, Lamp On and Off, device face up … Security & Privacy Breakage, Loss & Theft Network Loading & Filtering Confidential and Proprietary
  • 12. Classroom Management Source : YouTube – “BYOT for Parents” by Amy May, Huntsville ISD
  • 13. Distraction? Source : Til Death, TV series by Fox Confidential and Proprietary
  • 14. Really a Distraction?    Digital technology shortening students attention spans; and Hampering their ability to preserve in the face of challenging tasks * “Wikipedia syndrome” • Students so accustomed to getting quick answers with a few keystrokes that they are more likely to give up when easy answer eludes them.  Kristen Purcell, Associate Director at Pew, “… What we’re labeling as ‘Distraction’, some see as a failure of adults to see how these kids process information. They’re NOT saying ‘Distraction’ is good but that the label of ‘Distraction’ is a judgment of this generation.” Education system MUST adjust to better accommodate the way students learn * Studies by “Pew Internet Project” Pew Research Center and Common Sense Media Confidential and Proprietary
  • 15. Digital Content   BYOD shift traditional Desktop software to applications based on web technology (browser) and cloud services Pedagogical practice change • Impact on teaching approach • May require a digital curriculum   Standardized device hardware means easy of training for teachers/students Accessibility • eBook content require reasonable Screen size and Screen magnification • Device may have limitation in supporting certain formats e.g. Flash, HTML5 …  Licenses • In past education license meant content can only be access within school. BYOD change this model significantly as access is now anytime and anywhere. Confidential and Proprietary
  • 16. BYOD Spectrum Limited Access Access based on teacher permission or planned events. May be supplemented with school-owned devices. Basic Enhanced Advanced Full Internet Can only access to access. restricted Internet. Differentiated Culture change and Little school access to school innovation begins. resources support. resources. Multiple Students begin to Device may be devices may be develop and create used during free brought to school. applications on time such as lunch. Onboarding with devices. Certified device security types only. onsite/offsite. Student Centric Teacher Centric Confidential and Proprietary
  • 17. Final Thoughts Parents Buy-in Safety Professional Development Network Infrastructure BYOD Funding Learning Content & Applications Technical Support Policy Confidential and Proprietary
  • 18. allen.yc.wong@netvigator.com Confidential and Proprietary