Developments in BYOD and Supporting Students in the Field

Tuesday, February 02 | 5:00PM–5:45PM
Session Type: Professional Development
An Alma College pilot project eliminated textbooks and assigned iPads to students enrolled in Physiological Psychology. Use of various apps and websites on the iPad resulted in measurable improvement in the understanding of neuroanatomy, electrical activity of the brain, and neurological diseases. In a step toward sustainability and scalability, the course eliminated the iPads and moved to a BYOD model. The goal was to compare data and determine if the same measurable gains and approach to the course could be sustained when students used the variety of mobile devices they already owned.

OUTCOMES: Explore the challenges of transitioning to a BYOD model and gains in student learning from a BYOD model * Apply our lessons learned to your own institutional approaches to mobile learning