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EdTech: Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): Teaching Strategies

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This module looks at the impact on teaching strategy of learners who bring their own devices. This has implications for users of assistive technology and for those learners who prefer to work on their own devices.

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Aim

This module shows you how to adapt teaching strategies to accommodate Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Objective

After completing this module you will be able to:
- adapt teaching and learning activities
- adapt content to be accessible with a range of devices
- consider how sharing and interaction between learners' own devices may offer opportunities for greater engagement in the learning programme.

Digital Teaching Professional Framework

This module covers the EdTech component - F1 : Accessibility

  • Provide equitable access to appropriate digital technologies and resources, e.g. ensuring that all learners have access to the digital technologies used.
  • Select and use digital strategies which respond to the learner's digital context, e.g. contextual constraints to their technology use (e.g. availability, institutional restrictions - offender learning, work based learning), competences, expectations, attitudes, misconceptions and misuses.
  • Use digital technologies and strategies, e.g. assistive technologies, designed for learners' in need of special support (e.g. learners with physical or mental constraints; learners with learning disorders).
  • Consider and respond to potential accessibility issues when selecting, modifying or creating digital resources and to provide alternative or compensatory tools or approaches for learners with special needs.
  • Use design principles for increasing accessibility for the resources and digital environments used in teaching.
  • Continuously monitor and reflect on the suitability of the measures implemented to improve accessibility and adapt strategies accordingly.
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17th January 2020
Fiona Dixon

I really enjoyed this bite sized module. It made me think about my own practice in relation to accessibility and how I decide what teaching strategy to use.

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21st December 2019
Matthew Gordon

Gives a general overview, useful enough.

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16th December 2019
dawn goodman

Good for learners when collecting data or researching information whilst out on trips or working in the classroom.

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24th February 2020
samantha williams

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21st February 2020
Sally Betts

I'm an advocate of BOYD, as long as you have sorted access for those who do not have or wish to bring their own device.

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16th February 2020
Lesley Parker

I use the students mobiles to complete quizzes, my first task normally is to convince the students that there mobiles can do so much more than just social media, the next stage is to get them to hook up to eduroam so they are not wasting their data on learning. I am aware that some students don't have up-to-date phones or are embarrassed by how old their technology is, so I use a quiz that crosses over to other platforms so they can use class laptops, computers and tablets. As a teacher I use my mobile to find what words mean or how to spell them in front of my students to encourage them to try. Speaking to google needs to be taught and of course they start with the funny or inappropriate but if one of them goes away with this new skill then its an achievement. QR codes are not used enough and I am going to think about how I can use them more within my classroom to encourage the students.

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11th February 2020
Peter Reeves

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4th February 2020
Rachel Sherwood

A great introduction for digital technology

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4th February 2020
Gaillies Codd

Much better resources at the end, but still need to have this content in the body of the teaching, rather than as an extra which can be ignored.

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3rd February 2020 (edited on 3rd February 2020)
Alistair McNaught

Some good advice and ideas in the case study but I'd dispute making files available as PDF as a solution - html, googledocs, Word online etc provide better experiences on small devices..

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31st January 2020
Rich Buckley

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28th January 2020 (edited on 28th January 2020)
Constance Henry

Simple bite sized video and task. Good selection of resources for further reading.

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10th January 2020
Patricia Odell

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7th January 2020
Julie Meredith

interesting but not for my situation

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6th January 2020
Vikki Liogier

A stage 1 “Exploring” module that gets us thinking about how best to harness our learners’ mobile devices to enhance accessibility and promote active learning.

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11th December 2019
Silvia Brovelli

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5th December 2019
Jane Tomlinson

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5th December 2019
Robert Hind

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23rd November 2019
Sharon Yates

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14th November 2019
Jodie Brace

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