Bring Your Own Technology
In time, all schools in the developed world will move toward students using their personal mobile technology in classroom settings, rather than it being provided by the school. It is not a case of if, but when. It will be 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 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 and far more than a technical change. However, the full potential will only be realized by schools, their leadership, and their communities, collaborating astutely to achieve the normalized 100% student-use of the technology. That challenge will be considerable. Drawing on the work of pathfinding schools and education authorities in the US, UK, and Australia, this book is designed to provide - for 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.
Publication Date: 9/1/2012