Schools driven towards BYOD

The June end of the Federally-funded national Digital Education Revolution program (the DER Program) has left State Education Departments contemplating how to fill the void left by its loss, with Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) measures emerging as a possible long term solution to the Federal funding cutbacks.

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In Focus #8: Loss of school laptop funding likely to drive BYOD responses by States

For years, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has been touted as a solution for bringing technology use in education into the 21st century. With the end of the Digital Education Revolution program's $2.4 billion investment in securing a 1:1 computer to student ratio for high school students since 2008, Intermedium investigates what State governments around the country are doing to maintain technology access in schools.