Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
BYOD has been introduced to enhance the learning of students at Gundagai High School.
BYOD is a strategy whereby students can bring a familiar personal device to school to use as their primary technological device for learning. The school can provide the ability to connect compatible and suitable devices to a filtered internet service.
It is widely acknowledged that technology plays a major role in students' everyday lives and should, therefore, be an integral part of their learning (Ricci, 2015). By implementing a BYOD policy, students of Gundagai High School will be equipped with essential 21st century skills. Additionally, a BYOD policy will result in a more personalised, student centred learning experience. By using new and emerging technologies, especially those associated with cloud technologies, students will be able to use collaborative tools in practices such as collaborative content creation, peer assessment, formative evaluation of student work and group reflections.
Developing skills and confidence in using computers effectively is essential for students from Gundagai High School to be prepared to take their place in the workforce.