Archive for the ‘BYOD’ Category

Posted: 31/12/2017 by broadyesl in BYOD, digital learning, Uncategorized
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Read more on Flexibility Drives Digital Tool Usage at https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2017/12/students-want-laptops-flexible-digital-tools-classroom

Excerpt: As digital tools continue to infiltrate college campuses, students and educators alike should rejoice. McGraw-Hill Education’s 2017 Digital Study Trends Survey found that 60 percent of students indicated digital learning tools have at least slightly improved their grades and have been very or extremely helpful in their academic life. Overall, the students said that laptops — over things such as print materials and smartphones — are the devices they are most likely to use in class, for homework, and for exam prep. A whopping 86 percent labeled laptops as an important tool for studying while only 33 percent said the same about smartphones and tablets. The surveyed students indicated that laptops are particularly effective because of the ease in online search and communication, as well as the portability of the device and accessibility of the tools.

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Read more on Flexibility Drives Digital Tool Usage at https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2017/12/students-want-laptops-flexible-digital-tools-classroom

Excerpt: As digital tools continue to infiltrate college campuses, students and educators alike should rejoice. McGraw-Hill Education’s 2017 Digital Study Trends Survey found that 60 percent of students indicated digital learning tools have at least slightly improved their grades and have been very or extremely helpful in their academic life. Overall, the students said that laptops — over things such as print materials and smartphones — are the devices they are most likely to use in class, for homework, and for exam prep. A whopping 86 percent labeled laptops as an important tool for studying while only 33 percent said the same about smartphones and tablets. The surveyed students indicated that laptops are particularly effective because of the ease in online search and communication, as well as the portability of the device and accessibility of the tools.

As a college professor and frequent presenter at professional development events and such, I always invite and even encourage my attendees to use handheld or laptop devices during my presentations. I do so because I like to interact with my listeners while I present via backchanneling and also with polls. I love to share results, feedback, and questions on the screen in real time and also gather data about the effectiveness of my work. However, not everyone agrees with this practice. Read about some research that sheds some light on this issue at   https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/11/22/business/laptops-not-during-lecture-or-meeting.html found at Bryan Alexander’s Facebook page.

What effects does the use of BYOD have on teacher’s lesson planning?  What tools should be used to reap a benefit from using digital devices? Read more about this topic at https://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/11/20/textbooks-unbundling-byod/

Find ideas here at https://www.edutopia.org/article/3-tips-managing-phone-use-class?utm_source=Edutopia%20News&utm_campaign=3cc0f5a9fe-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_101117_enews_whystudentsforget_mc&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_29295b4c8b-3cc0f5a9fe-47933087

Read more in 3 Tips for Managing Phone Use in Class at https://www.edutopia.org/article/3-tips-managing-phone-use-class

I encourage all of my colleagues reading this to seek out training to make use of the awesome power of digital devices in their classes.  Engage your learners with instant clicker-like feedback tools, collaboration tasks, and more!

Read more in WHY PROFESSORS SHOULDN’T BAN SMARTPHONES at http://www.thetechedvocate.org/professors-shouldnt-ban-smartphones/