Jill is Senior Education Strategist at Promethean.
Keynote Address 20 August 2015 – Transforming the learning landscape with BYOT
Summary and thank you.
Thank-you Jill for confirming absolutely that BYOT is transforming the learning landscape.
Every school is a BYOT school. That is a very useful way of looking at things. We know that all students are bringing devices with them all of the time. You painted a very clear picture of what choices we have as educators to handle this BYOT phenomenon.
Do we hold onto standardisation or do we open up access and opportunities for students?
Do we create long lists of “don’t” ending with “we are watching you like a hawk” or are we better off creating short lists of rules ending with “we trust you”?
Are our considerations about BYOT focussed on “policy” or “no policy”?
You mentioned several challenges including the big ones of equity and the importance of the school’s partnership with family – great ideas here for a BYOT program for everyone.
For any school on any point on the scale of BYOT implementation, you offered fantastic insight into what works and what does not – and very importantly how to structure a BYOT program where students control their own learning.