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Georgia Military College Augusta to Become a BYOD campus

The popular trend is coming to an Augusta college

Beginning in August of 2015, Georgia Military College Augusta, like many other colleges, will be adopting a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy. BYOD is an emerging trend that was first introduced in 2009 and has been growing in popularity ever since. When a college adopts this policy it means that every student will be required to have their own internet ready device, and they will be required to have it with them while they are on campus.

The campus is responsible for providing the students with access to wireless internet and other various electronic resources, but the actual device will be the responsibility of the student. As previously mentioned, BYOD is something that has taken off all across the country. Many colleges and universities have already successfully implemented the policy and it has been met with positive results. In order to provide their students with the most interactive, adaptable, and technologically driven learning environment possible, the Augusta campus will be implementing this policy as well.

Bringing your own device will mean being able to effectively utilize the vast amount of electronic resources, like databases and e-books, without having to search for an open computer lab or standing in line for an open computer. The campus has also prepared for this change by adding charging stations and student study spaces to the library.

BYOD also has a large benefit in the classroom. Having technology at your fingertips allows for a more interactive experience. A professor may have a student take out their laptop in the middle of class to take a test or to complete an assignment. If a professor is working with a PowerPoint presentation or from a website, students can easily follow along on their own computer and take notes.

In order to make this transition as seamless as possible they are encouraging students to begin preparing now. Documents have been published with the various system specifications and requirements, which should make purchasing a suitable device easier if a student does not already have one. They are excited about all of the opportunities this will provide the students with and hope they are as well.