Bring Your Own Device has changed the way that teachers and students interact with the content, “Today’s students have never experienced a world without internet and have only seen technology becoming increasingly engaging over their lives” (Swan Christian Collage, 2012, p.4). BYOD allows students to take part in the choice of which device they want to use and parents can budget for it or by 1 device that does the lot. Previous 1:1 systems boosted students learning abilities but wasn’t sustainable due to the high cost of the technology and how short the lifespan on the devices can be.
Hopefully now that today’s hardware is only following a trend of more compact and more powerful rather than completely new ideas, it will help schools to refine the skill set and focus more on software interactions.
- The BYOD Literature Review 2013 is a comprehensive report developed for the NSW Government. It will give you a good perspective on the issues involved.
- Bring your own devices in Sharples, M., Adams, A., Ferguson, R., Gaved, M., McAndrew, P., Rienties, B., Weller, M., & Whitelock, D. (2014). Innovating Pedagogy 2014: Open University Innovation Report 3. Milton Keynes: The Open University. p17-19
- Mobile learning: Resource roundup is a Edutopia page which lists resources that can be used in a BYOD environment. It has some articles which compare at the 1:1 model that has been adopted by many schools with the BYOD program.
- Swan Christian College. (2012, November 28). Bring Your Own Device Program BYOD Information. Retrieved March 27, 2013, from Swan Christain College: http://www.swan.wa.edu.au/upload/pages/2012092190926/booklet-28-11-12.pdf