What is Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)?
At Braybrook College, BYOD means a student brings their own laptop or netbook to school. The device may or may not be purchased through the school (see information below). For equity reasons, we have attempted to allow flexibility in the choice of device and operating system.
However, the device must meet the College minimum specifications relating to hardware, software, networking capabilities, and battery life.
The Melbourne Declaration on the Educational Goals for Young Australians (MCEETYA 2008) recognises that “in a digital age, and with rapid and continuing changes in the ways that people share, use, develop and communicate with ICT, young people need to be highly skilled in its use.” Also, the Australian Curriculum highlights that ICT should support and enhance student learning across all areas of the curriculum.
The integration of ICT tools across the curriculum at Braybrook College allows for an enhanced learning experience through greater flexibility, differentiation and a focus on learning rather than on the device used in class. Braybrook College has successfully integrated ICT into its curriculum over a number of years, while we believe the BYOD Program will continue to enhance the learning outcomes of students.
The school offers three options: