What is BYOD?

“Bring your own device (BYOD) refers to technology models where students bring a personally owned device to school for the purpose of learning. A personally owned device is any technology device brought into the school and owned by a student (or the student’s family), staff or guests” (Alberta Education, 2012).

  • BYOD will allow students to access real-world learning platforms that are easy to use and familiar to them, so they can learn, create, communicate and collaborate from anywhere.
  • BYOD provides opportunities for more personalised, student centred learning and makes differential learning easier.
  • Engaged learners are better learners. Bring your own device puts students in a position of power and responsibility over their learning.
  • BYOD bridges the gap between in school and at home learning.
  • 21st Century skills are cited by many authors as a justification for the BYOD. To learn more about 21st Century Skills visit
  • By July 2015, all secondary ACT Public School students will be the best connected in the country. They will be attending schools with the highest speed internet access in Australia.