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Stephen Downes

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Discussion over the concept of 'bring your own device' continues to be based around the problem of the digital divide and inequality (a problem that I think would be solved quite easily by some moderately forward-looking policies, but I digress). This post enjoins readers to look at some of the unexpected benefits of 'byod' - using them to introduce themselves, to participate in activities, to interact with each other, to be freed from the classroom computer (and the classroom itself), and most importantly (in my mind) to assert their own sense of ownership and identity. "As a result of using their own device within the course, it’s much more likely that learners will be creating bookmarks and be integrating content and links into their workspace."

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