It's enough talk about BYOD and 1:1, lets get real and talk about the entire Digital Ecosystem of a student! It's my personal belief that BYOD isn't a strategy, but a pathway to get to many devices per end-user, some provided by individuals, some provided by families, and some provided by tax payers (i.e. school budgets). We provide education opportunities to ALL students, not just students who can afford or secure a device worthy of accessing, communicating and collaborating in the personal learning ecosystem. We want to be able to communicate and collaborate with students, parents and external resources from anywhere on any device...bold, but doable.
As education technology leaders, I believe that it is our responsibility to create a seamless, ubiquitous, consistent environment for students, teachers, leaders, and parents to access. In my job, I have dedicated myself to the constant development and refinement of an "anyplace learningspace" (the trademarked name coined at MCPc during my tenure). In order to achieve "ubiquitous" and "consistent" we must deal with the following...
I'm sure as I write this there are probably more bullets for the list...but this is a good starting place. Next week I will begin to address each of the items on the list, one post at a time. Please feel free to leave a comment, or connect with me directly firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am Doug Jones and I have been working in the Education Industry since the late 1980's. Working both in the public and private sector I have been intensely focused on the intersection of technology & information systems on education and learning since the mid 1990's. The thoughts here are my own and do not represent the values and ideals of any current, past, or future employer or client.