Bring Your Own 'x'
Bring Your Own 'x' (BYOx) means exactly that: students bring their own digital devices to school, for the purposes of learning. BYOx (also known as BYOD) is one way schools enable a 1-to-1 device approach as part of their contemporary learning environment. However instead of using school-owned ICT, students may use their own.
The BYOx concept recognises the important role that parents and caregivers play as partners in learning and allows students to use the same digital devices at school and at home.
This website provides information to help schools and their communities make effective decisions about how (and whether) to implement a 1-to-1 approach including a range of BYOx and/or school purchase models.
There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to implementing a 1-to-1 approach. Schools may implement a program for all students, or particular year levels. Similarly schools may procure and allocate particular devices for students or offer guidance to help families choose what to provide.
Bring your own vs school owned
While BYOx involves students bringing their own technology to school, in other 1-to-1 approaches the school may purchase, own and allocate devices to students. Schools may encourage students to take these devices home to continue their learning experiences.
Families may be invited to contribute to the cost of the device and/or supporting resources/services (e.g. through a 'take home' program) and there may be an agreement that students can acquire the device at the end of the program.
Your school journey
The department has developed a to guide Queensland state schools in their journey to consider and implement a 1-to-1 approach. This process has been developed and refined in consultation with schools that have already travelled on the 1-to-1 journey.
The department provides a comprehensive suite of technologies and services to support schools implementing a 1-to-1 approach.
When considering or reviewing a program, schools should consider the for managing student devices on the network.
More advice is also available from your Regional Technology Manager.
Find a BYOx school like/near you
Want to learn from the experience of others? Check out the of other schools that have travelled the 1-to-1 journey already.