Bring your own device program (BYOx)
At BBSC we recognize that students should have access to 24/7 learning in a variety of mediums. Technology and devices can facilitate 'just in time' learning and with the introduction of digital textbooks across the school in 2020, access to a BYOx will enhance the learning experience.
In 2020, our BYOx program will be extended to the whole school, whereby, ALL students are required to bring their own device to school.
In 2019 students enrolled in years 10, 11 and 12, and all students in the Signature Programs - Bayside Enrichment Academic Program (BEAP), and Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) are required to participate in the bring your own device (BYOx) program All other students are strongly encouraged to participate in the program. This is, among other reasons, in response to the growing worldwide trend of corporate organisations and educational institutions to encourage the use of personally owned devices to increase productivity and engagement by allowing them to be connected to IT infrastructure.
In previous years, the federal government has provided substantial funding through the Digital Education Revolution (DER). One of the aims of this project was to increase the availability of devices in schools by providing over 110,000 devices in Queensland alone. Now that the DER has run its course, with the last devices issued at the end of 2013, it is now the responsibility of individual schools to expand on the benefits of immersive use of technology in the educational setting.