BYOD in action ...

At the moment I am writing this from within a well known ‘City’ Further Education College. Via their BYOD wireless network. In what I can perceive as a positive step forward, here we have an organisation that is prepared to let their fresh 16-18 minds access interweb stuff via their own purchased technology.

It is not perfect, the BBC website was blocked. But i could access facebook, twitter and most of my google resources. I am sure with a little more of a dig I could have found more. The result is that students can socially and educationally engage with their educator. Whilst with some regulation the educator is enabling the students to leverage their own tech whilst using the already operational wireless network infrastructure.

They may not have entirely reconciled the need for control over freedom. But knowing the further education landscape well; I can safely say that this college has moved farther forward than many of its peers.

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