BYOT or Bring Your Own Technology refers to a policy that allows students and employees to get their own electronic devices to their educational institute and workplace. Students are better acquainted and proficient with their own technology devices than with the institution owned technology, making learning easier on their technology tools. This phenomenon is popularly known as IT consumerization.
Most institutes adopt the BYOT initiative to help the institute cut costs as the students and employees bring their technology tools. It also improves students’ knowledge base. Mobile devices increase the culturally responsive pedagogy among students, promoting them to share ideas and beliefs.
Technology usage in classrooms and at home helps students and teachers share assignments and notes without any geographical constraints. BYOT enhances the overall learning experience in class. It has progressively become a part and parcel of education now. Since technology in education has seen massive growth over the years and BYOT has become an integral part of the same now.
For example, school portals link the students and teachers, where the student submits assignments, and the teacher posts grades and reviews. Even a student’s attendance is posted on this portal. As mentioned, technology and education have become inseparable now.