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IaninSheffield 3-Oct-2012 21:37 I hadn't appreciated that the difference between BYOD & BYOT had become so clearly defined and was wondering about the origin of this precise distinction?

PeterT 22:36, 3 October 2012 (BST)
I believe that Mal Lee is the person who has most strongly argued this case. He has written a book, which I saw a draft of earlier this year on BYOT in which he explains why he thinks the distinction is important. I don't think it's been published yet, but I could be wrong. I thought it was a useful distinction to make. What do you think?
IaninSheffield 10:08, 20 October 2012 (BST)
I've seen that too Peter and yes, Mal and Martin [1]are quite clear that there is a distinction. I don't feel there's been universal acceptance/adoption/understanding as yet, so the terms are often used interchangeably. I haven't come across any other source which makes the case so strongly or clearly ... nor indeed one which poses an alternative definition. In my opinion, I think Mal & Martin have it right; I like the notion that 'Technology' incorporates both the hard- and software, whereas 'Device' is limited to only the hardware. A shame then that we hadn't seen their work before we started our programme in school which we termed BYOD, but is unfortunately clearly BYOT! (Surely not the first school which is taking the BYOT route?)
PeterT 21:40, 20 October 2012 (BST)
How long have you been implementing BYOT? Might you be interested in being one of our case study schools? We pay £1,000 for cover to enable staff to provide data. If you might be interested let me know and we can give you more info about what is involved.
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