We have started looking into BYOT (bring your own technology) for our Adult Education students. During the last orientation session, we asked for a show of hands who would prefer to use their own computer rather than one we provide and charge them for. About 3/4 of the students would prefer to use their own device. That was far more students than we had anticipated, and feel that we should start looking into BYOT for them.
It’s interesting hearing other schools planning for BYOT who don’t have a 1 to 1 program already, and all of the things they are needing to consider. It’s been 7 years since we were at that point, and I’ve forgotten how much there is to plan for. Simply adding a BYOT option to a 1 to 1 program feels like picking a paint color rather than building a house.
Good luck to all schools planning a BYOT project, there is a ton of planning to do!