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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) -  A new computing initiative at USC Upstate

The 'Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Computing Initiative' seeks to create engaging digital learning learning experiences where students use online tools and personal computing devices to develop and practice essential digital literacy skills for the future in which they will live and work: 

"…knowing how to make use of online tools without being overloaded with too much information is, like it or not, an essential ingredient to personal success in the twenty-first century. Just as learning to drive an automobile (or at least learning how to survive as a pedestrian) was crucial for citizens for the early twentieth century, learning how to deploy attention in relation to available media is key today for success in education, business, and social life. Similarly, those who understand the fundamentals of digital participation, online collaboration, informational credibility testing and network awareness will be able to exert more control over their own fates than those who lack this lore…

-Howard Rheingold (2012), Net
Smart: How to Thrive Online


The BYOD initiative at USC Upstate is intended to:

  1. Strengthen student engagement, learning, and success through the use of personal and mobile computing devices.
  2. Provide development and support for effective teaching and learning with personal and mobile computing devices.
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