At first glance, BYOD (bring your own device) looks like a magical solution. It helps solve funding challenges for schools looking to implement 1:1 programs, it enables teachers to integrate online learning into the classroom, and it frees students from network limitations. But it presents challenges as well, ranging from security concerns to possible classroom distractions. So how widespread is BYOD use?
Bradford Networks recently conducted a survey of K-12 and higher education to understand the current state of BYOD. Some key findings:
Here are some of the main arguments from BYOD proponents and critics: