There are many different ways of organising the provision of technology within schools (and other educational institutions). This page provides some descriptions of different models to help aid clarity of communication.
Models of Technology Provision
|Desktop||Lab of machines, funded by school|
|Mobile loan||School sets of mobiles (laptops, tablets, iPods) lent out for short periods of time|
|1:1||Every pupil has a mobile device. All devices are the same. May be funded by the school, a parental lease scheme or bought outright by parents.|
Bring Your Own Device
|Pupils can bring in their own mobile devices and can connect to the school wifi to access the Internet and/or school network. The school controls which devices can be connected and what they can access - usually by requiring the MAC address for the device to be pre-registered and then using some management software (e.g. AirWatch)|
Bring Your Own Technology
|Pupils can bring in their own mobile devices and connect to the school wifi to access the Internet. Devices do NOT have to be pre-registered - any internet enabled device will be able to connect.|
Many of these models of provision are dependent upon having a robust wireless network infrastructure in your school.