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Distributed, user-owned technologies are not merely going to be grudgingly accepted by institutions, they are an inevitable requirement for organisational viability in the 21st Century
Far from threatening institutional viability and control, distributed, user-owned technology offers an escape route from escalating costs, liabilities, and bureaucracy that come from a supply-driven model Rather than spinning us out of control, they offer a way to get back under control
A supply-led approach to provision of education and provision of technology is no longer viable in an age of lifelong learning, user choice, and increasing numbers An alternative approach requires strong leadership but not expensive systems. The paper offers 10 practical steps for IT, management, faculty and administration