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Rolling Out a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Program

BYOD was a hot topic at the Security Professionals Conference recently. For anyone interested, EDUCAUSE is offering this free hour-long webinar – “Rolling out a BYOD Program” – on Tuesday, June 5, 1-2 pm ET.


“Rolling Out a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Program,” will offer ideas, sample policy statements and guidelines, and lessons learned for campuses interested in implementing a BYOD strategy for mobile devices on campus.


Speakers: Steve diFilipo (Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Cecil College) and Carol Kondrach (Associate Vice President for Information Technology, Rider University)


Details, resources, and online registration available at:


Thank you,




Valerie M. Vogel

Program Manager, EDUCAUSE

office: (202) 331-5374




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Hi Everyone,


We are completing our third year of a three year 1:1 program utilizing windows laptops.  Over all it’s been a very successful program within the classroom, although the breakage, lost devices, etc. and the overhead to maintain 550 units have presented several technological opportunities!  We are a Google Docs school, but also gave students access to MS office if required.


So now we’ve come to a cross road – continue with Windows 8.1 pro based tablets, move to iPads or begin a BYOD program.  Some faculty want iPads, others MacBook’s; several only want to continue receiving docs’ from MS Office.  Parents and students all seem to want the BYOD program and others are concerned with the rapid pace of changing technology and the substantial investment needed for another three years.


In an effort to accommodate all constituents, the BYOD model seems like the way to go for us.  For those students who want to opt out of the program, we may supply an inexpensive Chromebook alternative.


To anyone who is now, or are planning to become, a BYOD school, what are some of the challenges that have arisen? What was expected? What was unexpected?  It would great to be able to contact you and discuss your experiences during the rollout of your BYOD program. 

Thanks in advance for any advice or information.




Edward Curtin, MCSE
Director of Technology
Ranney School
235 Hope Road
Tinton Falls, New Jersey  07724
P: 732-542-4777 x 1173


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