We cannot educate the same way as we did, because of the integration of the new and fast-paced technology, yet endorse authentic learning by delivering a new form of education (Jacobs, 2010). Schools must offer a structure where there is real consistency and relevant learning taking place at all times (Ackerman & Krupp, 2012). In order to achieve this, the teachers/students barriers have to be broken (Ackerman & Krupp, 2012). The BYOD program offers students the platform to become active participants in learning both inside and outside classrooms and allowing students the opportunity to connect with the school network using their individual devices (Ackerman & Krupp, 2012).
Teachers find it extremely hard to develop lesson plans that can be solved by just Google searching the question (Miller, Voa & Hurlburt, 2012). On the other hand, softwares such as Khan Academy is supported as it provides and alternative that is low in cost but high quality and plenty of opportunities for students to acquire knowledge (Miller, Voa & Hurlburt, 2012).
Jacobs, H. H. (Ed.). (2010). Curriculum 21: Essential education for a changing world. ASCD.
Ackerman, A., & Krupp, M. (2012). Five Components to Consider for BYOT/BYOD.. Eric.ed.gov. Retrieved 19 March 2017, from https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED542652
Miller, K., Voas, J., & Hurlburt, G. (2012). BYOD: Security and Privacy Considerations. IT Professional, 14(5), 53-55. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/mitp.2012.93