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Office Software and BYOD

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Started by Gerard Macmanus 08 Nov 2012 10:32pm () Replies (3)

I had a good discussion with a company todat on offering BYOD to students. One question came out of it, should we ask for Microsoft Office to be on the device?

We are a google apps school, but it has me thinking... what are others thoughts on the matter


  • Mike Etheridge (View all users posts) 09 Nov 2012 10:40am ()

    Why would you ask for MSOffice to be on device? In many cases a web app would make more sense. And if format important, why not Libre/OpenOffice? We should most defintely NOT be promoting a particular piece of commercial software.

  • Amanda-Ellesbeth Neemia (View all users posts) 25 Nov 2012 10:38pm ()

    Hi, I agree with Mike. There are a number of free open source products out there And not to mention all the web based apps. I guess what you need to ask is, what do you want the kids to be able to do. Perhaps specifying the  format work needs to be saved in? 

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