Mobile computing is a central part of the student experience at Oklahoma Christian University, long recognized as an innovative leader in higher education technology.
In 2012, OC’s mobile computing program was recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program for leadership and excellence in the integration of Apple technologies into the curriculum throughout the University. Mobile computing is an important part of the campus culture; students and faculty can easily collaborate, and employees have instant access to information and resources.
OC continues to be on the leading edge of technology with our new approach to mobile computing: “BYOD” or “Bring Your Own Device.”
Bring Your Own Device
What is “Bring Your Own Device” all about? BYOD allows students to bring their personally-owned mobile devices – like laptops, tablets, and smartphones – and use them to access privileged university information and applications.
This transition to BYOD expands OC’s commitment to mobile computing while providing students with more choice and flexibility than a one-size-fits-all program. It enhances our commitment to affordability, allowing students and their families to further shape their college costs based on their budgets and needs.
Though the BYOD approach is innovative in higher education, it is not a new trend in the business world. As part of the “Consumerization of IT,” employees at many organizations now use their own smartphones, tablets, and laptops to work at the office or from home. According to ZDNet, almost two-thirds of U.S. business organizations will allow BYOD by the end of 2013.