Are schools making the same mistakes with iPads as we did with Microsoft products 10 years ago?
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- Wow, thanks Jeremy. I guess I'm not such a big believer in the rationality of markets post-2008. Have written another post: http://dougbelshaw.com/blog/2012/10/20/more-thoughts-on-ipads-and-one-to-one-initiatives/Oct 20, 2012
- Jeremy, there's a difference between seeking to support and seeking to control. There are too many instances of problems which users could sort out for themselves if only TPTB hadn't locked things down as part of a standardized service. Even our own Secretary of State for Education, bless him, seemed to prefer a BYOD approach to the IT service provided by his Department: http://audioboo.fm/boos/817127-michael-gove-on-frustrations-of-government-private-emails-david-cameron-as-flashman @1'12"Oct 20, 2012
- I'm with Jeremy on this in that in principle I agree with many of your principles - but in reality 1:1 whether that is iPad or otherwise is currently a better solution to effectively embed the use of technology to support teaching and learning.
In 3-5 years, if all the fabulous apps and programs we use now migrate purely online then it shouldn't matter what devices everyone uses, but for the short-medium term that's simply not a solution, certainly not one that 75% of teachers in schools would consider using.Oct 20, 2012
- Some of my thoughts earlier in the year on this: http://danielstucke.com/post/17659600383/why-1-1-it-provision-is-the-answer-and-byod-is-notOct 20, 2012
- Remember this is what we're dealing with: http://dangerouslyirrelevant.org/2012/10/struggling-with-educators-lack-of-technology-fluency.html !!Oct 20, 2012
- Ah, context is everything. Leaving it there. :-)Oct 20, 2012