Bring Your Device - An Introduction
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
As The Mont’Kiara International School looks out into the 21st century, and considers what our students can anticipate in the world of academia and work, we can be certain that a number of attributes will distinguish those who will be most successful. Those attributes are:
- problem solving
In order to assist students in meeting challenges of the 21st century and to encourage development of those attributes, we understand that our students must have anytime-anywhere access to hardware and online collaboration tools such Google Apps for Education, Aspen, Moodle and a host of other online platforms that contribute to an increasing digital curriculum.
We also understand that:
- the school cannot easily keep up with the growing demand for readily available and capable devices to facilitate mobile learning
- students make best use of devices with they are comfortable
- students take greater responsibility for devices which they own
- access to the schools’ online resources must be fully and readily accessible from anywhere inside and outside of school
To this end, the school will embark on a “Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)” initiative at the beginning of the 2014-15 school year. The M’KIS Middle School (grades 6-8) will be the participants in this first year.
What is BYOD?
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is a model whereby users provide their own, personal mobile devices, such as notebook and laptop computers, Chromebooks and tablets. This model differs from our existing distribution model in that students have immediate access to the device of their choosing.
- student use of devices with which they are comfortable
- students to take responsibility for safe-keeping and usage of their own device
- elimination of classroom downtime as school-owned computers are distributed and powered up
- for meaningful, anytime, anyplace learning