IT BYOD Consumerization in Education: Top Marks for Tablets
Mobile computing has transformed our lives, both at work and at home. Most young people now see their laptop PC or tablet as an essential part of their educational toolkit, and they expect their teachers to use these technologies too. The City of Liverpool College is one of the first educational institutions in the UK to equip its entire teaching staff with Microsoft Windows* 8 tablets in order to help them meet this expectation while delivering more productive and inspirational instruction. The devices have transformed teaching and assessment, for example enabling teachers to film student presentations and boost the grades of those who struggle with written work.
• Multiple devices: The college needed to equip lecturers with Microsoft Windows-based tablet PCs that supported all core applications and programs as well as IT network and support requirements
• Complex processes: It needed to enable staff to easily and quickly access core systems from the classroom, while keeping fleet management hassle-free
• Learning barriers: Teachers needed IT resources that would support and enhance, rather than hinder, teaching and learning activities