Consumerisation of IT in Education
Tim Bush from Microsoft has an interesting article about the consumerisation of IT in education at the Microsoft's UK Schools Blog
which certainly has a slant about BYOT
Here is a snippet with amusing video:
While looking through my Twitter feed
this morning over a quick coffee, I came across a great Tweet from Mark Reynolds
, a member of the education
team here at Microsoft, with a link to an interesting video presenting some of the key drivers around the concept of the consumerisation of IT.
Seemingly a ubiquitous term within the media and around the water cooler, consumerisation of IT is blurring the lines between how technology is used at home and within the workplace and the video does a nice job of presenting some of the current challenges faced by organisations and, more specifically, IT professionals in this rapidly changing IT landscape.
What about within the education sector, though? How is the impact of the consumerisation of IT changing the way that IT is offered and managed within schools, colleges and universities?
With the recent changes within the sector, such as budget cuts and the need for an increased focus on delivering superior student experience, making the call to embrace the consumerisation of IT louder than ever, how are you viewing this shift?
Read the rest at Microsoft UK Schools Blog
It does make you curious about the future, will BYOT
lead the way with everyone eventually using their own laptops/devices in the school system or will we see a hybrid approach?
Have you implemented BYOT
and what challenges have you faced?
Are the savings there or are the savings as important as providing access for users own devices?
Discuss below copied with permission from Microsoft