Last year we ran University Roundtables in five cities and a topic of discussion at all was the demand for wireless presentation from a mobile BYOD. Although some institutions are using these systems successfully, the broader feeling is that there is little or no demand from academics for this facility in teaching spaces. Lecturers seem quite happy to tether their device to a cable or more commonly they just use the installed PC as their presentation source.
In one or two instances, demand was being driven by non-academics – by architects with a dislike for cables (you know the story – form before function!), and by well-meaning support staff who believe academics need the facility. And one instance where hundreds of devices were installed only to find they were rarely used.
Like many problems, this is one with more than one solution and I would be very interested to hear your views on the subject.