Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Etiquette

Even though we do not yet have a full BYOD structure in place, participants on our courses are welcome to bring their own electronic devices (laptops, tablets, smart phones), to take notes during a course.
In future, we will provide electronic course materials (as opposed to printed materials) where applicable.
We print on average 5000 course booklets every year. In the long term, providing only e-Materials would represent a significant saving (which would be used to broaden our provision), as well as being more ecological.

Ground rules

It is important that the use of mobile devices does not interfere with the good running of your course. Therefore, we ask you to follow these few simple guidelines:

  • Please remain aware of the people around you, group dynamics and interaction
  • Always give priority to class activities and discussions over what you are doing on the device
  • Refrain from checking emails, Facebook, Twitter, etc...
  • Turn off all sounds on your device
  • Do not use your device for any activity unrelated to the course you are attending
  • On some of our courses, tutors may ask delegates to put electronic devices away. Their decision overrides these guidelines.

Useful Apps

  • Evernote: Take notes anywhere. Find information faster. Share ideas with anyone. Meeting notes, web pages, projects, to-do lists
  • Onenote: Available in your Microsoft apps
  • Zoho Notebook: supports many types of notes and media embeds, but it differentiates itself with flexible tabulation and organization options.
  • Google Keep: Add notes, lists, photos, and audio to Keep.