BYOD - Bring Your Own Device
When it comes to students, the benefits of technology in education is two-fold. Technology when used in classrooms can indeed be used as a productive tool for students as they do work on their assignments or tasks. Technology is a good productive tool but there is also an emphasis on technology as a valuable constructive tool in education.
Schools are recognised and understood as a provider of skilled and knowledgeable people for the workforce, so there are strong economic reasons why technology is significant. This is because it is widely used throughout the workforce not just in the technology industry itself.
Finger et al (2007) believes that technology is an “essential strategic component for creating competitive, increasingly productive economies” (p.5). The industry itself relies on the skills that an educational institution teaches its students for preparation for the workforce.
However, that is exactly the problem these days as although the numbers are steadily increasing in technology classes, there are still not enough skilled people entering the workforce.