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The Impact of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) on Higher Ed.
Associate Professor of Practice/Director of the Library & Information Science & School Media Programs
Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool)
The Impact of BYOD* on Higher Ed *Bring Your Own Device Jill Hurst-Wahl @jill_hw June 25, 2012
People carry devices in order to beconnected. That device can also be astatus symbol. The fact that theperson carries a computing device, THE BOTTOM LINEhowever, says nothing about thatperson’s ability to use it or any othercomputing device. The reality is thatthe ability to reach out desiredaudience is both easier and morecomplex that ever. Sadly, werecognize the ease and ignore thecomplexity.
WHAT DO YOU ASSUME ABOUT THE PEOPLE YOU ATTRACT?http://www.flickr.com/photos/37996605603@N01/4526610423/
THE REALITY: THE NEED FOR 21ST CENTURY LITERACIESBasic LiteracyInformation LiteracyDigital LiteracyCivic and Social LiteracyHealth LiteracyEmotional LiteracyFinancial Literacy
HOW DOES DIGITAL LITERACY IMPACT ON YOUR WORK?K-12 Educators Digitally IlliterateParents & Mentors Digitally ChallengedStudents Digital ImmigrantsDonors & Supporters Phone vs. PCNews Media Mobile vs. Non-Mobile Language Accessibility
RANDOM STATISTICS In New York State, almost 2.7 million households are not connected to the Internet. [a] In 2010, the US ranked 15th out of the top 31 countries in terms of broadband penetration . [b] Top 40 books read by high school students are at a 5 th grade reading level (average). [c] “More than 50% of students entering two-year colleges & nearly 20% of those entering four-year universities are placed in remedial classes.” [d]
WHAT CAN YOU DO?Get to know your real audience.Educate your administration.Design communications for your entire audience. Accessibility Language CapabilitiesDon’t bury your head in the sand.