Sunday, May 20, 2012

Mobile Devices - BYOD

The discussions and infrastructural upgrades continue to move toward an open wireless Internet information system at PdC Public High School, starting next fall, where BYOD will be encouraged. The question of the pervasiveness of student owned technological devices is a topic that arises. The reasoning for that legitimate concern is that we need to make sure that we do not create a situation of adding a barrier to information based on income or the ability to purchase a device. Obviously, with this change, there will have to be a continued mixture of school provided technology coupled with the student owned devices. I saw this chart on Business Insider and I believe it gives somewhat of a backdrop on this discussion. Mobile devices are now worldwide more available than safe drinking water! This growing trend toward worldwide mobile communication shows no indication of dropping.

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