I recently enjoyed four days with my wife in the Grampians National Park. In January 2014 devastating fires raged through the Grampians. At the time the only way to view the fire storms was as a tragedy. There was only gloom and destruction. Ten months later the devastation is still in plain view, but there is new life as well … everywhere.
In Australian schools, computer funding from the Federal Government’s “Digital Education Revolution” ended in mid 2013. Devastation! Gloom! Destruction! What though is the aftermath? Schools are turning to BYOD (or whatever you want to call it)! Questions are being asked. Should all students really be required to be using the same device? Do students need to be using the same brand of software? Do we need to worry about software at all given the online alternatives, APPS etc.. Do mobile phones, which are now much more than just a phone, have a role in education? What about cloud technology?
Yes, after the “fire”, new life is appearing everywhere!