Genius Hour Post #3

 

Source Coming Full Circle: are there benefits to BYOD?
Summary BYOD was first started by the smart phone and tablet revolution. BYOD was spotted in the workplace before the school systems. Instead of using the old computers provided, now employees can complete tasks while mobile, at home, or at work, but just outside of their office. BYOD revolutionized the world.
Strengths This article shows how BYOD creates much more flexibility for the timeframe and location of completing tasks. It also tells of how to properly implement BYOD by having a policy in place before the idea is introduced.
Weaknesses Weaknesses for BYOD in the workplace occurs when the employees begin to abuse their new found freedom and free reign to have all of these important documents and files at their disposal. They have no one regulating the on their mobile devices, so companies have to build that form of trust to ensure that these documents are safe and secure.
How Found Using the UGA Library website, I searched “BYOD” which gave me the results I was looking for. This article was the 12th listing in the findings. This article helps me because if gives supporting evidence for implementing BYOD in the school systems.
Assisting With Guiding Questions My guiding question is, “ How can Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) be efficiently implemented into the K12 environment without taking away from the educational setting?” This source will help me to build a stronger case in support of the implementing of BYOD in school systems.
Source Factors for Consideration when Developing a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Strategy in Higher Education
Summary This article describes the factors that we must think about while trying to implement BYOD into the education system. This study is intended to help policy development
Strengths This article is intended for the IT leaders that have to take on this task head on. Because of this nonstop quest for improved education, they are now able to combat these issues beforehand because of past studies and better preparation.
Weaknesses Security is and always will be an issue with BYOD because it’s impossible to completely regulate someone else’s property. Another thing is literature. Not all things have been converted to a pdf file. For this reason, I am not sure if schools will ever be able to go completely electronic.
How Found Using Google Scholar, I searched for “BYOD in education.” This was the third article in the listing of results. I chose this article because it analyzes the preliminary aspects of BYOD in school systems, which is where most education systems are in this process.
Assisting With Guiding Questions My guiding question is, “ How can Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) be efficiently implemented into the K12 environment without taking away from the educational setting?” This source will help me to understand what it takes to jumpstart such an innovative movement such as this and how I can help schools be better prepared for this transition.
Source The Trials and Tribulations of a BYOD Science Classroom
Summary This article is about a case study that highlights the new challenges in a growing and new classroom environment. It tells about the staff and student interactions and how they both have to learn the new ways of education.
Strengths The creation of smart phones that can both make calls and download apps changed the educational scene forever. Du to affordability, many people now use these devices everyday.
Weaknesses Having a network that can still function efficiently with the number of devices being used is often something that school systems are not prepared for. Another issue is having software that is compatible with all devices. Often times, software may function properly for Apple products but not for Android, and vice versa.   Another issue is ensuring that there is enough data storage. With all of the personal information on phones, often times we don’t factor in space for school files and work files.
How Found Using Google Scholar, I searched for “BYOD classroom policies.” This was the third article in the listing of results. I chose this article so that I could cover different aspects of my question fully. I was also able to get the pdf for the full text.
Assisting With Guiding Questions My guiding question is, “ How can Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) be efficiently implemented into the K12 environment without taking away from the educational setting?” This source gives insight to the schools that have already made the transition, and with this information it allows me to analyze the pros and cons and help make this movement more efficient and useful in the learning process.
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