Consumerisation of IT in education hasn’t happened overnight, it has evolved over a period of time and is largely down to three things:

· Choice – a greater variety of devices, form factors and operating systems

· Cloud – many more services running in the cloud

· Connectivity – we are connected most of the time, wherever we are

As with all new IT Initiatives Consumerisation introduces a host of new acronyms. COIT (Consumerisation of IT), BYOC (Bring your own computer), BYOD (Bring your own device), BYOPC (I am sure you can guess this one) to name but a few.

The move to support consumerisation is being discussed in many of our education institutions in the UK, many of whom are already embracing consumerisation and seeing the benefits.

With a groundswell of passionate students, academics and admin staff looking to embrace the COIT, if you haven’t already had the conversation, be prepared…

To help prepare for the consumerisation of IT in education, we have put together a short document that shares come of our thoughts and ideas around the concept of COIT. The full paper can be viewed below or downloaded from our SlideShare account.

How are you embracing consumerisation of IT in education in your institution? We would love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments below.

Tim