Are we ready for BYOD? A systematic review of the implementation and communication of BYOD pograms in Australian schools

  • Kitty Catharina Janssen Monash University
  • Sivanes Phillipson Monash University


As the popularity of anywhere anytime learnng is gaining momentum and the Digital Education Revolution funding has come to an end, many Australian schools are implementing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs in order to meet expectations with limited funds. However, one of the key elements identified as important to the success of these programs is the clear communication of policies and protocols with the school community, something that anecdotal evidence suggests is not occurring. This systematic review explores the extend of BYOD implementation in Victorian secondary schools and identifies the type of information provided to parents and the school community on their websites. The results suggest that 64% of Victorian schools have a BYOD program but that less than 50% provide adequate information. The implications of these results are discussed in light of concerns for the safe and equitable implementation of BYOD in educational settings.

Author Biographies

Kitty Catharina Janssen, Monash University
Kitty Janssen is a PhD student of the Faculty of Education at Monash University. Her current research interests are concerned with the impact of technology on students' learning, health and well-being, especially with regards to adolescent sleep. Kitty Janssen is an experienced secondary teacher in the fields of Science, Health and English as a Second Language with 17 years of experience in Australia and the UK.
Sivanes Phillipson, Monash University
Dr Sivanes Phillipson is Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Education, Monash University Clayton campus with diverse international experience andknowledge base in the broad field of measurements and systems approach to families and education. Sivanes' research expertise comprises of advanced quantitative approaches and analysis including Rasch modelling, meta-analysis and structural equation modelling.


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