7 Examples of Institutions Which Understand the Power of BYOD and 1:1 Learning

7 Examples of Institutions Which Understand the Power of BYOD and 1:1 Learning

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and 1:1 Learning is one of the prominent and successful take on digital learning in action.

BYOD is the concept where students bring their own device for learning whereas under 1:1 learning method the institutions provide students with one device each student for the classroom activities. Institutions around the globe are adopting theses effective techniques for their teaching methods. Take a look at the list below to know about few institutions that have adopted these learning methods successfully.

Wellington College

Wellington College is a British co-educational boarding and day independent school in the village of Crowthorne in Berkshire. They implemented a wireless system across campus so that students and staff can bring their own devices and use them in class for better teaching and learning experience. The message from the Headmaster of the college about BYOD program was - “We implemented the first full year of BYOD in 2014 and students used their own devices to enhance their learning, both during school and at home. From our experience, while mobile phones and iPods can connect to our wireless, they don’t have the sophisticated functionality or size to be of real benefit to the students’ learning.”

Read more on their website about ‘how BYOD Program is helping them in fulfillment of their goals.’

Crusoe College

Crusoe 7-10 Secondary College is a public school in Australia. Their adoption of BYOD program was to provide students with the best opportunity for success. The College provides access to online learning systems, which are used to provide resources to student. According to the college, The internet is the greatest learning resource of the 21st century; Crusoe College provides free internet access to all students who attend, by choosing to take part in the schools "Bring Your own Device" they ensure that all the students can find the answers when they need them most.

Glendowie College

Glendowie College is a co-ed secondary school in Auckland, New Zealand. In 2015 the college started with their BYOD initiative in which students bring their own device to support and enhance their learning. The institution believes that BYOD should be about the learning it may support and enhance,

Know more about the colleges e-learning and BYOD program.


St. Andrew’s College:

St. Andrew's College Christchurch, New Zealand is a private, co-educational school. The College is delighted to introduce a new 1:1 Computing Programme that will have students bring their own computer to school. The institute felt a dire need to prepare the students for future tertiary study and the work environment. This program increased opportunities for collaborative learning of the students and also increased access to web and other resources that enhanced the learning.  

Chavez schools

The Chavez Schools for Public Policy provide a high quality public school option for students residing in the District of Columbia.

Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools Launched System-Wide 1:1 Laptop Program. CEO Joan Massey officially announced the launch of a system wide 1:1 laptop program. With the implementation of this new initiative, each Chavez Scholar now has access to a personal computing device for use during school time.

“At Chavez Schools, we are committed to continual improvement of the school design, innovation of practice, pushing the boundaries of teaching and learning and redefining the school environment. In order to accelerate student growth and align with the world that we live in today, we have gone 1:1. Every student now has a laptop”, said Joan Massey. “This allows us to expand resources and personalize education for each of our students.

La Salle Catholic School

La Salle Prep engages in the digital learning frontier, they aim to transform La Salle's learning environment with their 1:1 Mobile Learning Program to ensure that graduates are successful in college and careers in the 21st century.

After careful research and planning, the 1:1 Mobile Learning Program launched in fall 2014. The institution is dedicated to developing students' digital citizenship and investing in teachers' professional development while transform La Salle's learning environment to address the dynamic digital 21st century classroom.

Horowhenua College

Horowhenua College is a state co-educational secondary school located in Levin, New Zealand. The college announced that the students would need to bring their own devices from 2015 to school everyday so that students can learn the modern way. The institution sees this initiative as preparing students for a future where technology and creative thinking will be at the forefront of society. The teachers are working hard at designing learning activities that will consume the power of the Internet to help students in efficient and effective learning, engaging them in self-regulated lifelong learning. Know more why the institution recommends iPad for students.

As more and more schools are adopting this new way of learning, institutions that are not using technology are getting inspired to adopt these ways for better education system. Is your institution using these 21st century ways of learning?

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Author: Priyanka Gupta
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