Tablets, smartphones, and other mobile devices are designed to supplement, not replace, the work done on “real” computers.
I found this statement on a BYOD Readiness assessment for schools, it struck me as being a pretty strange thing to state especially on a document geared for BYOD. To my mind, it seems to negate the concept of BYOD and suggest that real computers (by which I guess they mean Desktops or Laptops) form the key to Educational Technology. This also seems strange to me as devices such as ipads and android tablets are being purchased and used as replacements for laptops and, thereby, would seem to be contrary to the above statement. If mobile devices are seen as a supplement, then BYOD becomes an additional programme, or burden? to edtech in schools, which could further negate the cost benefits of potential BYOD initiatives.
While striking me as being odd, I wonder what other people feel?
- BYOD keeps expanding, and IT just has to deal with it (networkworld.com)
- Opus Research Issues “5 Tips to Survive the ‘BYOD’ Era” to Promote Network Quality, Integrity and Security on Enterprise Networks (prweb.com)
- BYOD In Practice (wordofpie.com)
- To BYOD, Or Not To BYOD (blogs.sap.com)
- BYOD Policies Need Implementation, Enforcement (eweek.com)
- Technologies to watch 2013: The cloud will make BYOD a non-issue – eventually (computerworld.co.nz)
- Here’s how BYOD turns into a monster [infographic] (intomobile.com)
- Yes to ‘Bring Your Own Device’ – but maybe not yet (agent4change.net)
- Infuse Learning – A BYOD Student Assessment Tool (whiteboardblog.co.uk)
- Why It’s Time To Start BYOD In Your School (dougwoods.co.uk)