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