Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a term used to describe a digital device ownership model where students or staff use their personally-owned mobile devices to access departmental networks and information management systems in an educational setting.
BYOD Rollout - Teaching and Learning
In 2022, Flagstone State Community College is excited to have its last year level (current Year 9 students) join our BYOD program. This means that it will be mandatory for students in all year levels to bring a suitable device to school each day.
Our BYOD program began in 2019 because:
- Modern teaching processes require the use of a digital platform, such as OneNote.
- We are faced with an increasing number of aspects of classroom learning that are becoming computer based, including:
- communication between students and teachers
- homework and assessments
- educational videos and access to educational resources
- collaborating with other students
- Laptops allow teachers to expand their instructional strategies and personalise learning for students.
- Laptops allow for effective engagement. Our Gen Z students are visual, adaptive, flexible and collaborative learners.
- Laptops extend student learning beyond the classroom. It allows for seamless movement between school and home.
- Most schools in our region have a one-to-one BYOD program.