Recently I have been thinking about the impact of BYON or Bring Your Own Network in the school setting. What is preventing schools from doing this? We would be pretty shocked to find that many students, particularly middle school on up, already do it to begin with. Why not take advantage of the proliferation of mobile devices to engage learners in the classroom? I often hear educators, including myself, preaching communication and collaboration as a way to comprehend the topic at hand. There could be an unbelievable opportunity right in front if our faces with BYON. We also must keep in mind though that there is another side to this innovative concept. So let's take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of #BYON........
As you can see there is a strong case for and against bringing your own network to school. Ultimately though, we need to start having the conversation. As time goes on, people will have accessTo networks in ways once thought unimaginable. So do we just discount this trend? Or do we take advantage of an opportunity that could transcend education? As always your commentary is appreciated.