7 - Support students to use their own devices for learning (Bring Your Own or BYO)

In class activities can be usefully augmented through the use of mobile devices, and are especially engaging when these use the students' own devices.
 
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Students can use their own devices/services on campus networks (restrictions are reasonable and fully explained). Students can use third party services e.g. Google, Dropbox, Facebook, Skype, media sharing, alongside college/university systems.
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Clear BYO policy linked to supporting policies e.g. loan schemes, ‘switch it on’. Learners are fully involved in developing BYO policies and practices and in understanding the impact.
Teaching staff do not discourage students from using their own devices in class unless there are reasons why switching off is necessary and/or supportive of learning. Single sign-on to college/university systems including via mobile; remote desktop connection. Student interface or dashboard on data about their learning, their course, and their college/university, so they can track their own progress. Teaching staff give learners control over how they use their own devices and services for learning.
  College/university systems optimised for mobile. Wireless printing and automatic back-up (to personal storage space) available. Staff/student user groups offer support and guidance on use of common devices, systems and software.
  Secure storage, charge points. Desk spaces, flexible furniture and room divides, shared plug-and-play screens in common areas.  
  IT support is oriented on students’ own devices and services.    

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