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Student ICT device programs

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Information and communication technologies (ICT) are an important part of contemporary schooling. The Australian Curriculum includes ICTs as a general capability across all learning areas, as well as Digital Technologies as a specific learning area.

Many schools implement one-to-one ICT device programs, where students use a dedicated electronic device to enhance their learning experiences.

In consultation with their community, schools decide whether a one-to-one program is appropriate to support their students.

One-to-one models

Schools that decide to implement one-to-one programs undertake research and consultation to decide how the program will be implemented. This includes a range of models including the scope of implementation within the school, how devices are funded and owned, and how devices are selected.

Further advice

For parents, families and communities

Parents, families and community organisations (including vendors) are encouraged to contact their local school to discuss its student ICT program. School contact information is available through the schools directory.

If your school is using the new BYOxLink service to connect student BYOx devices to the school network, a range of information sheets and instructions are available. These information sheets will help students and parents/carers to connect devices to the network. If you are unsure if your student uses BYOxLink, please check with your school.

For schools

The department provides advice to schools about how to investigate, initiate, implement and integrate one-to-one student ICT device programs and offer a range of supporting technologies services and resources. Staff can access these through OnePortal.

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Last updated 21 July 2020