Schools allowing students to bring their own device to school is proving to be the standard for Education across the globe.
It’s expensive for schools to purchase new or update old technology for the whole school
Students can use the device they already own like laptops and tablets by connecting to the school’s Wi-Fi
Schools are recognising how technology can enhance learning
Schools with tight budgets and limited resources want cost effective ways to increase their students’ access to technology
Many students and staff prefer to use their own devices than those issued by the school
How does BYOT differ from BYOD?
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
Students are allowed to bring personally owned mobile devices (laptops, tablets, and smart phones) to school and use those devices to access school information and applications. Devices are locked so only the applications used/supplied by the school can be used.
Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT)
Takes BYOD a step further, by allowing students to use applications on their own personal device to access school information and files to deliver set academic objectives, general tasks, and goals. A good example is the use of calendars where the student desires to view his personal calendar and school calendar in his or her desktop or mobile device.
I want to implement BYOT in my school
So you want to implement BYOT, but you have some questions.
- Who can we talk to advise us?
- What do I need?
- When is the best time to start moving to BYOT across the school?
- Where do I start?
- Is my school ready for BYOT?
- Why are other schools implementing BYOT?
- How much will it cost?
TT Partners can help you answer all of these questions and more that you may not have thought of. Utilising our award winning ARMS® Quality System, we can conduct a BYOT Readiness Assessment of your school, which will provide a snapshot of how ready your school is for BYOT now, strategies to implement BYOT tailored to your school and estimate the hours and cost to achieve a successful BYOT implementation.
BYOT Readiness Assessment includes:
- Current ICT readiness for BYOT
- Pre-conditions for implementing BYOT
- Capacity Planning
- Infrastructure Planning
- Management Options
- Device Requirements