Proserpine State High School has expanded their eLearning program for students in years 7, 8, 9, 11 and 12. The goal when formulating a future direction for technology access was to deliver options that are affordable as well as meeting the educational needs of our students.
Since 2019, the school has offered two models for student access to technology in the classroom and at home. A school managed Choose Your Own Device (CYOD) program and a self-managed Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. Both programs see improved access to technology for students across all year levels and provide families with choice of the technology device that best suits their student's learning needs.
Unfortunately, schools no longer receive funding from the Federal Government for the procurement of technology devices. Moving forward, the school has had to look at other ways to remain cost effective for parents.
The CYOD and BYOD program allow students to have access to a wide range of school resources via wireless connectivity throughout the school campus. This includes curriculum unit plans, curriculum resource material, electronic textbooks, assessment tasks, online virtual classrooms and a communication portal. The core purpose for a device at school is for educational purposes.
It is recommended where possible families join the
CYOD program. It is the school’s belief that the high quality devices,
bulk-purchase pricing, 3 year warranty and accidental damage protection, access
to Hot Swap (loan) devices, full software and full technical support offered;
make the program a great value proposition for families over the life of the
device. It is a convenient option for parents with students having any
technology issues resolved via the school’s Technical Support Team. For further
program details, please read the 2020 CYOD BYOD eLearning Information Booklet (1.86MB) see page 4 for CYOD and page 8 for BYOD. Ultimately it is a
family decision to select the style of eLearning program that best suits the
educational needs of their child.
Year 10 students in 2020 are in their last year of the parental co-contribution program. Students are provided with an Acer Switch 12 Alpha device for $275 p.a. This comes with manufacturer's warranty, accidental damage protection, full technical support, all school software, two protective cases, access to the school network, internet and printers and a loan device if in for repair. This is the only eLearning program on offer for students in this year level. For further information please read Year 10 2020 eLearning Information Booklet (953KB).