Education has changed. The walls surrounding the classroom are breaking down, with innovative technology helping students to think naturally in a digital world. Enabled by the explosion of mobile devices, media-rich content has brought learning to life. Anywhere, anytime access as well as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) have encouraged new blended teaching methods, while revolutionary collaborative platforms have redefined group work forever.
For educators, it becomes a question of how to leverage mobility, and provide ubiquitous access to quality learning, while maintaining a safe and secure digital environment. For students, it’s about flexible access, personalised learning experiences and ultimately stronger educational outcomes.
The opportunity to enhance students’ education through technology is well recognised, however if not applied correctly, it can get in the way of great teaching. This is why Data#3 developed The Anywhere Classroom. We believe that when technology becomes invisible, learning becomes the focus, and that should always be the objective.
As the education sector shifts to respond to COVID-19, thousands of students are transitioning to learning from home. With an increasing number of BYODs (Bring Your Own Device), paperless classroom environments and data sprawl, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to store, protect and manage data collected by schools and educational institutions.
With growing concerns around COVID-19, many schools are closing, or currently reviewing their learning continuity plans. No matter how great your LMS or collaboration tools are, they quickly become redundant if your students and teachers aren’t set up with the right devices to facilitate learning.
An education mobility framework is invaluable in guiding your thinking and enabling in-depth IT planning discussions. The Anywhere Classroom framework from Data#3 provides a holistic view of education mobility and details the components of a successful K-12 mobility strategy, as well as how these components interact with and depend on one another.
When developing and assessing a technology strategy for your school, it can be a challenge to benchmark where you are, and ultimately, where you are going.
We believe that when technology becomes invisible, learning becomes the focus. This is our goal for The Anywhere Classroom. To provide a framework for managing mobility in the education sector and a practical roadmap of how to design and implement transformation in your school.
Assess your school through with this discussion paper, as we cover the three stages of mobility maturity for K-12 schools; Foundation, Leverage and Transformation.