The Goldilocks approach to finding a technology funding model that actually works: Ep 17

13 August 2020

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In this Episode:

In this week’s OutClassed Podcast, Mike and Blake are joined by Matt Robinson to discuss how to fund your technology and infrastructure plans.

Matt has tried just about every funding model available and despite being in a low socio-economic area has now got a thriving BYOD program where over 95% of students purchase a device…and not one of those nasty cheapest possible price point devices!

This week we dive deep into…

* How Matt’s school have approached technology spending and what is working
* How to engage community to own your BYOD (or school purchased) program
* Best practice for budgeting for technology across the school

And more!

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Podcast Episode Highlights:

1:00 Introducing Matt Robinson and ETCV
7:50 In the news. The person who hacked twitter was a 17 year old + the judi cial enquiry into large tech companies
16:15 How to fund your technology and infrastructure
26:35 The funding framework
29:20 How Matt is funding BYOD in a low Socio Economic area
34:50 How to measure the impact of your technology spend
37:05 The funding models Matt has tried in the past and what worked and what didn’t
47:22 How Blake’s BYOD program operates
54:10 How to find community grants to help fund your program
58:20 How to think about budgeting and the tools Matt and Blake use
1:07:55 wins and fails

Resources mentioned:

Twitter hack was 17 year old kid

The House Judiciary Committee’s investigation into the market power of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google ran to nearly six hours

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