In time all schools in the developed world will move to students using their personal mobile technology in class, rather than it being provided by the school. It is not a case of if, but when.
Bring Your Own Technology is like a tsunami coming across the horizon. The forces impelling the change and the potential educational, social development, economic, technological and political opportunities opened by the development will not only bring about its introduction but will soon fundamentally change the nature of schooling, teaching, the technology used, home-school relations and the resourcing of schools. The potential implications of the development are immense. Bring Your Own Technology is far more than a technical change. However its full potential will only be realised by schools, their leadership and their communities collaborating astutely to achieve the normalised 100% student use of the technology. That challenge will be considerable.
This book, drawing on the work of the pathfinding schools and education authorities in the UK, US and Australia, is designed to provide teachers and parents alike an insight into:
Why the development needs to be embraced The imperative of authentic collaboration between home and school What each school needs to do to ready itself How to deal with the raft of options The kind of whole school community implementation strategy required The practicalities of achieving sustained total student usage and the many dividends that will then flow.
To help further that understanding join the authors at the BYOT blog at http://www.byot.me
Publisher: Australian Council Educational Research (ACER)
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 249 g
Dimensions: 235 x 154 x 8 mm
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