Left to Their Own Smart Devices

Buscando el futuro…As anyone immersed in education will tell you, today’s studentes rely on their mobile devices more than ever before.

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3 lessons educators can learn from the enterprise BYOD trend.

GUEST COLUMN | by Omer Eiferman

CREDIT wikipedia iPhone5As anyone immersed in education will tell you, today’s students rely on their mobile devices more than ever before. According to a recent Pew Research Center study, 78% of teens have a cell phone, and nearly half of those teens own smartphones. College students, on average, own 7 different devices, with a laptop and smartphone topping the list.

Benchmarking the enterprise shift to the bring-your-own-device era, educators should consider that students prefer to use their own technology to stay connected. As with the enterprise space, students now own devices and tools that are better than what institutions can provide, and in addition, enjoy a much faster refresh cycle. In the education space, compared to the enterprise, smart devices are capable of more than providing students with ubiquitous connectivity — they are also an excellent…

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