Monday, January 21, 2013

Survey on BYOD and AT: Call for Participation!

This information came through from our friends at Region 4 Education Service Center in Houston, TX.

Take a few minutes and participate.

Many schools are adopting or considering policy on Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) but don’t always take into account assistive technology tools. Issues involving loading educational software on personal devices, appropriate support – or if the specialized feature is needed to access educational content are just some of the topics being discussed.

Region 4 is running a survey to find out what policies are being put in place and/or opinions on what the policy should be! Please consider completing the survey and feel free to share the link with education, AT, and therapy staff.

After the initial few questions the survey gives you the option of answering what IS your BYOD-AT policy or if you don’t have a school policy yet (or don’t like the policy as written) – then what is your opinion about what should be included in the policy. The survey is anonymous and will be tabulated on (January 22nd). Results will be posted, see below.

Bring your own device (BYOD) is a policy concerning bringing personally owned mobile devices to work (school) and using those devices to access (school) resources such as email, file servers, databases as well as (school) applications and data.

Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) covers a broader phenomenon, which not only includes the hardware device(s), but also the software used on the device (e.g. web browser, media player, antivirus, word processor).

A results table will be posted after Feb. 2nd, at:
Click on the BYOT & AT tab at left.

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