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

Kitty Catharina Janssen, Sivanes Phillipson

Abstract


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.

References


Ackerman, A. S., & Krupp, M. L. (2012). Five components to consider for BYOT/BYOD. Paper presented at the IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age. http://search.proquest.com/docview/1373092734?accountid=12528

Alberta Education. (2012). Bring your own device: a guide for schools. Retrieved from http://education.alberta.ca/admin/technology/research.aspx.

Australian Communications and Media Authority. (2014a). Cybersmart: Excessive internet use. Retrieved 13/10/2014, from http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/Schools/Cyber%20issues/Excessive%20internet%20use.aspx

Australian Communications and Media Authority. (2014b). Cybersmart: Parents' guide to online safety.: Retrieved from http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/~/media/Cybersmart/Documents/Documents/Parents_guide_to_online_safety.pdf;.

Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority. (2014). My school. Retrieved 12/6/2014, from http://www.myschool.edu.au/

Australian Government Department of Communications. Online safety. Retrieved 24/09/2014, from http://www.communications.gov.au/online_safety_and_security/online_safety

Beale, A. V., & Hall, K. R. (2007). Cyberbullying: What school administrators (and parents) can do. Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 81(1), 8-12. doi: 10.3200/TCHS.81.1.8-12

Beale, D. (2014). How the computer went to school: Australian government policies for computers in schools, 1983-2013. Clayton, Vic.: Monash University Publishing.

Better Education. (2013). VCE school ranking 2013. Retrieved 12/06/2014, from http://bettereducation.com.au/results/vce.aspx

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development [DEECD]. Netbook and iPad safe usage guidelines for teachers and parents. Retrieved from http://www.ipadsforeducation.vic.edu.au/userfiles/files/Netbook%20iPad%20Safe%20Usage%20Guidelines.pdf.

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development [DEECD]. Students using mobile phones. Retrieved 13/10/2014, from http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/principals/spag/safety/Pages/mobilephones.aspx

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development [DEECD]. (2009). The netbook project 'in their hands': A parents guide to netbook use at school and home. Retrieved from https://www.eduweb.vic.gov.au/edulibrary/public/ict/netbooks/netbookparentpackintheirhands.pdf.

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development [DEECD]. (2013a). The compact: Roles and responsibilities in Victorian government school education. Melbourne: Retrieved from http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/principals/management/Pages/compact.aspx.

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development [DEECD]. (2013b). School locations (Victoria). [All schools list.csv]. Retrieved from: http://data.gov.au/dataset/school-locations-victoria

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development [DEECD]. (2014a). Laptop, netbook and iPad. Retrieved 13/10/2014, from http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/principals/management/Pages/ipadlaptop.aspx

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development [DEECD]. (2014b). Planning for 1-to-1 learning Retrieved from https://fuse.education.vic.gov.au/digipubs/Sustaining%20a%201to1%20Program%20in%20a%20School/Home.aspx

DeWitt, P. (2012). Are schools prepared to let students BYOD? Retrieved from http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/finding_common_ground/2012/08/are_schools_prepared_to_let_students_byod.html

Digital Education Advisory Group. (2013). Beyond the classroom: A new digital education for young Australians in the 21st century Retrieved from http://apo.org.au/node/34413.

Dixon, B., & Tierney, S. (2012). Bring your own device to school briefing paper. http://download.microsoft.com/documents/Australia/EDUCATION/2012008/Bring_your_own_device_to_school_briefing_paper_K-12.pdf.

Florell, D. (2012). BYOT: coming to a school near you.(just a click away). Communique, 41(4), 36.

Johnson, L., Adams-Becker, S., Cummins, M., Estrada, V., Freeman, A., & Ludgate, H. (2013). NMC Horizon report: 2013 K-12 edition. Austin, Texas: The New Media Consortium.

Lee, M., & Broadie, R. (2014). A taxonomy of school evolutionary changes. Retrieved from School evolutionary stages website: www.schoolevolutinarystages.net

New South Wales Department of Education and Communities [NSW DEC] (2011). Student bring your own device (BYOD) guidelines. Retrieved from https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/policies/technology/computers/mobile-device/Student_BYOD_Guidelines.doc.

New South Wales Department of Education and Communities [NSW DEC]. (2013). Student bring your own device (BYOD) policy. (PD/2013/0458/V01). Retrieved from https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/policies/technology/computers/mobile-device/PD20130458.shtml.

Quillen, I. (2011). Districts tackle questions surrounding BYOT policy. Digital Directions, 05(01), 22.

Selwyn, N., Banaji, S., Hadjithoma-Garstka, C., & Clark, W. (2011). Providing a Platform for Parents? Exploring the Nature of Parental Engagement with School Learning Platforms. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning(4), 314-323. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2729.2011.00428.x

Stager, G. (2011). BYOD- Worst idea of the 21st century? Retrieved from http://stager.tv/blog/?p=2397

Stavert, B. (2013). Bring your own device (BYOD) in Schools, 2013 Literature Review. NSW Department of Education and Communities.

Sweeney, J. (2012). BYOD in Education: Nine conversations for successful BYOD decision making. Retrieved from http://1to1sustainmentdeecd.global2.vic.edu.au/files/2013/07/BYOD_DELL-2dtch9k.pdf.

The Auditor-General. (2010-2011). Digital education revolution program - national secondary schools computer fund performance (Audit report no. 30). Retrieved from www.anao.gov.au.

Tubin, D., & Klein, S. (2007). Designing a School Website: Contents, Structure, and Responsiveness. Planning and Changing, 38(3), 191-207.

Victorian Workcover Authority. (2006). Officewise - A guide to health & safety in the office. Retrieved from http://www.vwa.vic.gov.au/forms-and-publications/forms-and-publications/officewise-a-guide-to-health-and-safety-in-the-office.


Full Text: DOC PDF

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.




Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.