BYOD computer buyer's guide for schools

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

At the start of this year I wrote an article about the end of the Federal Government's Digital Education Revolution and potential replacements, notably schools considering a policy of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). Since then the idea has gained steam, particularly in NSW where a large number of both private and public schools have drawn up BYOD implementation programs.

Unfortunately, the switch to student-owned tech is not going to be a simple one. Leaving aside the equity issues that underlie a BYOD model (which the NSW Teachers Federation recently cited as a key reason for their opposition to a public school roll-out), the options are so varied that some schools are now creating documents that give minimum device specifications.

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