LJBC is committed to a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program that provides the best opportunities to enhance learning experiences in ways that were simply not possible in the past. It is our firm belief, supported by research, that modern technologies are especially suited for one-to-one learning in the K-12 environment, where these technologies provide ways for teachers and students to easily create and share content, images and video within the learning environment.
The College’s approach to technology acknowledges that it is like any other learning/teaching tool and that the way it is used, will determine its success. LJBC is assisting students in acquiring the relevant ICT skills by providing access to dedicated ICT curriculum programs and a range of ICT tools. These include computer labs, a learning management system, 3D-printers, laser cutters, video and still cameras and Wi-Fi access.
The learning management system (LMS) that includes SEQTA-Learn and SEQTA-Engage, gives students and parents access to lesson plans, homework, timetables, assessment feedback, reports and grades, school notices and to communicate with teachers. Students are also able to submit assignments and develop e-portfolios through the LMS.
It is clear that high speed internet, the World Wide Web and mobile devices have opened up an extraordinary world of connection and collaboration. In this context, LJBC seeks to further develop the use of technology within the classroom to enable both teachers and students to experience learning in new and exciting ways. The BYOD program is not about substituting good teaching with technology but to match best teaching practices with the best technologies to build a complete 21st Century learning environment.
Digital technologies form an integral part of the LJBC learning and teaching philosophy. eLearning at LJBC will support our students to be confident, creative, innovative and successful lifelong learners. It will prepare them for the diverse opportunities and challenges in the ever-changing digital world. This will be achieved by designing learning experiences across the curriculum, that are engaging, inspiring, motivating and learner-centred, that will ignite curiosity and provide opportunities that are individualised and accessible to all students. The skills developed in such activities will be transferable and 'future proof' our students.
Please find below links to the relevant BYOD information documents and policies.