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The Wild-Card Character of "Bring Your Own:" A Panel Discussion

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EDUCAUSE Review Volume 48, Number 2, ISSN 1527-6619


Panelists on the front lines of higher education information technology share their thoughts on Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and what it could mean for colleges and universities. Five questions were asked of each panelist. These were: (1) How strategically important to higher education is the BYOD phenomenon? Is it simply a passing fad? (2) Should higher education institutions and their IT organizations resist or embrace BYOD? (3) Hasn't the pressure to deal with BYOD always been an issue for IT leaders? What makes this time different? (4) What worries you most about enabling BYOD on your campus? and (5) If BYOD becomes established within higher education, what will change because of it? The panelists were: (1) Gardner Campbell, Director, Professional Development and Innovative Initiatives, Division of Learning Technologies, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; (2) Megan Fitch, Chief Information Officer, Beloit College; (3) R. F. "Chip" German, Project Director, New Internal Financial Model, University of Virginia; (4) Dale B. Hulvey, Assistant Vice President for Information Technology, James Madison University; (5) Keith "Mac" McIntosh, Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Pima County Community College District; (6) Michael R. McPherson, Associate Vice President and Deputy Chief Information Officer, University of Virginia; and (7) John O'Keefe, Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Lafayette College.


Campbell, W.G., Fitch, M., German, R.F., Hulvey, D., McIntosh, K., McPherson, M.R. & O'Keefe, J. (2013). The Wild-Card Character of "Bring Your Own:" A Panel Discussion. EDUCAUSE Review, 48(2), 10-12. Retrieved November 18, 2019 from .

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