BYOD! We don’t think so…… Stephen A Bowman Deputy Librarian University of Chichester BYOD! We don’t think so…… Brought about by sessions with the Students Union at University of Chichester, and University of Portsmouth “In a fee-based environment, what will students be expecting from library and information services, learning spaces and learner support?” BYOD! We don’t think so…… University Perception Since the BL/JISC report (Information Behaviour of the Researcher of the Future) move away from ‘Computer Labs’… To ubiquitous Wi-fi… Laptops in classrooms… Apps for your mobile… BYOD! We don’t think so…… University Perception The Google Generation are ‘format agnostic’ and have little interest in the ‘containers’ that provide the context and wrapping for information `nuggets’ Google Generation are impatient and have zero tolerance for delay - information and entertainment needs must be fulfilled immediately Google Generation have shifted decisively to digital forms of communication, preferring typing to handwriting, messaging to talking on the phone http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/programmes/reppres/ggworkpackageii.pdf BYOD! We don’t think so…… BYOD – Bring Your Own Device! Seen as ‘the answer’ to technological change Make your services and systems available across a range of platforms… BYOD! We don’t think so…… Moves towards an ‘Information Commons’ model Away from a didactic form of instruction… Towards a more collaborative paradigm… BYOD! We don’t think so…… Opening up a world of ‘Social Learning’, rather than sitting in IT Labs…. Creating ‘Independent Learners’ The information that you want, when you want it, on your own device! How convenient! BYOD! We don’t think so…… Student Perception New Fees Regime! ‘We are paying you £8,500 a year…. ….for our degree!’ BYOD! We don’t think so…… It is now a ‘consumer relationship’, not a ‘partnership relationship’ ‘Why are there not 200 copies of a book if there are 200 students on the course?’ Need help to find materials – can waste time trying to find it themselves. ‘We want people to talk to, rather than machines, we want info given to us’ BYOD! We don’t think so…… We don’t want to read small screens…. We don’t want to have to carry laptops around…. We don’t want to have to look for stuff…. What we want is……. BYOD! We don’t think so…… ‘…a first class library service’ Individual support and guidance….. ‘Why don’t you just tell us what we need to know?’ Free printing, and real books on the shelves ‘I hate reading online’ BYOD! We don’t think so…… Value For Money ‘We are paying you…’ All course materials (stationery etc.) supplied for every student ‘£25,500, I am giving you’ BYOD! We don’t think so…… A desktop machine for every student, where they want it, when they want it… Quiet zones for when we want to be quiet… …and noisy areas for when we want to be noisy… BYOD! We don’t think so…… 24 hr opening ‘Everywhere else does it’ Everything within 3 clicks As many retakes as are needed to pass Our degree (that we have paid for) at the end. BYOD! We don’t think so…… In a nutshell….. No additional income for the uni, but vastly raised expectations from the students… BYOD! We don’t think so…… The new fees regime, with the student paying directly for their tuition is seen as….. ‘a right to use whatever they want whenever they want it (at no extra cost)’ Students will require everything to be provided for them because they have paid for it BYOD! We don’t think so…… In Conclusion….. Students will want everything they have always wanted… BUT MORE! BYOD! We don’t think so…… Contact details; [email protected] All images from clipart!