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9 Must-Read Articles About BYOD in eLearning


BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) refers to the policy of permitting employees to bring personally owned mobile devices, but the term is also used to describe the same practice applied to students using personally owned devices in education settings.

What is the meaning of BYOD in eLearning and employee training? And what kind of concerns does it raise? Read these 9 articles and extend your knowledge.

1. What BYOD Means for eLearning

People learning everywhere, at any time, and however they want to learn- it’s a learning professional’s dream. But it’s not so easy.

Tomorrow’s eLearning must be designed for use on any desktop, notebook or tablet; phones may even be a consideration. Is your eLearning ready to meet the demands of BYOD policies?

2. What the latest Apple rumours tell us about BYOD 

After the last decade, which showed us that users request ever smaller devices in a quest to make technology as portable as possible, the tech giant is now rumoured to be releasing a large 12.9-inch iPad next year.

What does it mean to BYOD? That technology doesn’t always move in the way we would expect it to. So rather than creating different courses for every device, it is more efficient to create responsive content, which will work across any device.

3. Honey, I Shrunk the eLearning to Byod mLearning!

So, is that your strategy for designing eLearning for mobile devices?

You can’t just “shrink” your eLearning and call it mLearning. If you want your BYOD learning to be effective, you have to design for the mobile device.

This article shows some things important to keep in mind when designing for mLearning.

4. Why Move eLearning from Flash to HTML5?

When we’re in the topic of design, here is an article showing some reasons why eLearning should be moved from Flash to HTML5. While Flash was going out, HTML5 presented itself as a promising alternative.

In this article you can read more about it.

5. Training in a BYOD environment

Nowadays organizations move deeper into the BYOD movement and that means they need to ensure that learners are getting the right information at the right time and at the right place.

This article shows the five most important things employers need to know about BYOD, if they are planning to change the way of their employee training. 

6. To BYOD Or Nor To BYOD

Talking about BYOD in terms of employee training, it is sure that giving learners the opportunity to access learning via their own mobile devices offers your workforce great flexibility, but it also opens some concerns. This article shows where these concerns are based and some quick tips, along with BYOD advantages.

7. 10 essential elements of BYOD training

As BYOD initiative in enterprises might bring a lot of problems, user training is integral to the success.

The training needs to educate users on your BYOD policies, device access, device security, and any other particulars for using personal devices inside your enterprise. Here are 10 key aspects of BYOD training.

8. BYOD for e-Learning [Infographic]

Like in previous top weekly articles, this time we also found an infographic for you.

BYOD is a good solution, but companies still need to have policies set in place to make things work. This infographic shows the good, the bad and the ugly for Bring Your Own Device for enterprises.

9. The Advantages and Disadvantages of BYOD

We already know what BYOD stands for, what does it mean for e-Learning, what to have in mind when designing for mobile devices and we know some important things regarding BYOD policy.

Now it’s time to clearly show the advantages and disadvantages of BYOD for enterprises and some considerations connected with that.

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