Leveraging Banned Technologies to Create Ubiquitous Learning Environments - 2009

Description Anything, anyplace, anywhere access is becoming the norm. Yet, how should schools deal with the inevitable ubiquitous access by students? Can we continue to deny students and facility the ability to use their devices on the school network? Do district chief technology officers (CTOs) need to re-think policies that prohibit certain technologies from the school campus? These are the sorts of questions that were addressed at the CoSN Leadership Forum, held in conjunction with NSBA's Technology Leadership Network at the annual T+L conference in October, 2008. The event began with a panel session and was followed by table discussions involving CTOs and other education technology leaders. This CTO Forum Report summarizes the discussion, identifies pros and cons to banning or allowing emerging technologies and provides strategies for change.   For more information on CTO Forums, click here.