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5 Possible Device Selection Models. Bring Your Own 'x' (BYOx) is a term used to describe a digital device ownership model where students and/or staff.

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1 5 Possible Device Selection Models

2 Bring Your Own 'x' (BYOx) is a term used to describe a digital device ownership model where students and/or staff use their privately owned devices to access the departmental network and information systems in an educational setting. The 'x' in BYOx represents more than a privately owned device, it also includes software, applications, connectivity or carriage service and appropriate behaviours.

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5 Model 1 One specific school-selected device. Device Constraints All devices have the same operating system and software Positives All devices have the same capabilities which may aid: Planning for lessons/curriculum/pedagogy Technical support Access to the network Virus protection Network management Licensing – compliance and upgrades Potential Issues Affordability/Equity – what about families who can’t afford the device? Enforcement – what happens to/for those who do not have the device? Limits to choice and innovation On what basis is the decision made? (learning vs. cost?) Should BYOx device decisions be made by school or families?

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7 Model 2 One specific school-selected device, plus students can bring an additional device of their choice. Device Constraints School selected devices have the same operating system and software No minimum specifications exist for the supplementary device Positives As Model 1 plus… More choice for the parent/student Flexibility of use to match individual student requirements Potential Issues As for Model 1 plus… Potentially doubles the number of devices on the network, bandwidth issues? Unfiltered internet access on 3G/4G Additional devices may be a distraction if not embedded in curriculum delivery and teacher PD Security issues Liability/insurance issues Equity – what about those students who don’t have an additional device? Acceptable Use Policy or other policies may need updating

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9 Model 3 School-selected range of approved devices. Device Constraints Minimum size, software and capability specifications must be met Positives Allows additional choice Some students may already have a suitable device Potentially allows students to work on a platform with which they are familiar Software licensing workload may be reduced Potential Issues Equity, affordability and enforcement issues, what happens to students who don’t have/can’t afford any proposed device? Network management may be more complex Do teachers and technicians need to be familiar with all selected platforms? Lesson planning/pedagogy needs to cater for a range of platforms, software, apps Not all software types are available on all platforms Need to manage multiple vendors Acceptable Use Policy and other policies may need updating

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11 Model 4 Any device that meets school determined minimum specifications. Device Constraints Minimum size, software, app and capability specifications must be met Positives Allows additional choice Some students may already have a suitable device Potentially allows students to work on a platform with which they are familiar Potential Issues Not all devices will have the same capabilities – do lessons have to be planned around the lowest capability machine? How is work assessed – does it take into account ICT capabilities? Equity, affordability and enforcement issues, what happens to students who don’t have/can’t afford any proposed device? Network management may be more complex Do teachers and technicians need to be familiar with all platforms? Licensing becomes a greater issue Security issues increase (virus protection, inappropriate access, electrical safety, physical safety, insurance, liability etc.) Need to manage multiple vendors Acceptable Use Policy and other policies may need updating

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13 Model 5 Students bring any device which can connect to the internet, suits their learning style and meets their specific curriculum needs. Device Constraints Minimum software, app and capability specifications must be met Positives Greatly increased choice More students are likely to already have a device Students work on a device they are familiar with that may match their preferred learning style Less technical support may be needed Potential Issues Greater range of devices may cause lesson planning and technical support issues Some devices brought in may not suit planned lessons Pedagogical complexities increase with the increased range of devices Equity issues increase as the range of devices increases – how can this be addressed? Do teachers and technicians need to be familiar with all platforms? Licensing becomes a greater issue Security issues increase (virus protection, inappropriate access, electrical safety, physical safety, insurance, liability etc.) Need to manage multiple vendors Acceptable Use Policy and other policies may need updating

14 References Blog posts and articles by Mal Lee November Microsoft Bring Your Own Device in Schools whitepaper – BYOD to school education briefing paper by Dixon & Tierney, 16 th October, whitepaper.aspx whitepaper.aspx BYOD: Embracing Technology in K-12 Schools’ by Jennifer Sicking, 12 th November ‘The 10 Commandments of BYOD’ MaaS360 by Fiberlink, 29 th August BYOD implementation will help students become more independent learners. Blog posts (various) ‘BYOD Teachers talk classroom use’ by Susan Bearden, 7 th March 2012 Overseas models: Alberta educationhttp://education.alberta.ca/


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