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BYOD: Where is it going?


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This presentation is a considering of the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) approach to mobile learning, especially for considering in use by schools and 6th form colleges. This presentation formed part of the Colleges-University Leciester Network Librarians' Working Group session on 26 June, 2013 at University of Leiceter.

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BYOD: Where is it going?

  1. 1. BYOD:Where is it going?Terese BirdLearning Technologistand SCORE Research FellowInstitute of Learning InnovationCULN Librarians’ Working Group, 26 June courtesy of Dave Lawler on Flickr
  2. 2. What shall we talk about?• What is BYOD?• ConsiderationsBurbank Elementary School by MASCD onFlickr
  3. 3. Bring Your Own Device – what’s the idea?• Students have their own stuff• Students have their own stuff with themin every class• Students’ own stuff might be better thanthe institution’s stuff• Students know how to use their own stuff• Schools can save money by relying onstudents’ stuff
  4. 4. What stuff are we talking about?• Smartphones• Non-smartphones• Tablets• LaptopsEnquiry-based learning task – Photo courtesy ofEwan Macintosh on Flickr
  5. 5. Easy wins• Internet search (Examples of QE1 Collegeand Wirral secondary school)• Calculator• Camera (Flickr, Instagram)• Sound recording (SoundCloud, AudioBoo)• Apps
  6. 6. Field work“Tools of the mobile journalism trade” photo by noodlepie, Flickr
  7. 7. QR Codes on field tripsPhoto Tbird –taken at Centrefor AlternativeTechnology,Machynlleth
  8. 8. Social Media• Twitter – students can follow– Alex Bellos @alexbellos – maths– National Geographic @NatGeo – geography– Chris Hadfield @Cmdr_Hadfield – astronaut• YouTube – Kahn Academy“When they’re watching aYouTube video, they don’t knowthat they’re learning; they thinkthey’re just having fun!”
  9. 9. Consider the environment• Furniture• Power sockets• WirelessnetworkGeorgia Institute of Technology; photo courtesy ofjisc_infonet on Flickr
  10. 10. Consider the environmentCumbria University; photocourtesy of jisc_infonet on FlickrPhoto by flickingerbrad on Flickr
  11. 11. Consider the caveats• “It’s not stranger-danger anymore weneed to warn them about; they mightbully each other”• They probably have already made aFacebook page for their form• “If you act responsibly, you can use yourmobiles”
  12. 12. “We lifted the ban on mobile phones lastterm because we realised that thestudents (some 1600) of them had all gotpowerful computers in their pockets andwe just wouldnt be able to afford toprovide all of them with that level oftechnology.”-Graham Parker, Deputy Head and Head ofE-Learning, St. Julian’s School, Newport