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Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) Program
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17th December 2017

Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) Program

As a part of an ongoing effort to enhance the educational experience for our students, English Modern School has started a pilot of a “Bring Your Own Technology” (BYOT) program.

Students will be encouraged to bring in a laptop or a tablet (preferably with a keyboard) for the sole purpose of educational use.

The goal of the program is to increase access to technology, which will allow teachers to take advantage of tools to help students learn. A BYOT program allows students a seamless learning experience between home and school. Personal devices will allow students greater opportunities for personalized learning, increased familiarity with technology, the ability to differentiate their choice of tools, responsibility for learning and learning tools, and increased opportunity to learn and adopt responsible use of technology.

Students and parents must sign the handbook and network agreements, prior to being able to participate in the BYOT program. Currently the program is only for year 12 students.

Participation in the program is encouraged but optional. Although the school will take measures to ensure the success and safety of students and equipment, students are ultimately responsible for any devices brought to campus. School provided resources will still be available for students not participating in this program. These shared devices are limited in number and will not be available for student use at home.

Please read the link below:

Bring Your Own Technology – Letter to Parents

(English & Arabic version)

 

BYOT Frequently Asked Questions

  • What device can my child bring to school?

A laptop or tablet (preferably with a keyboard) can be brought in for the BYOT program. The device should be able to connect to the internet.

  • Does English Modern School Doha provide any technical support for my child’s device?

No, we do not. The school’s IT department will continue to support issues related to school resources and services. All support for device specific issues will need to be handled by the owner of the device.

  • Are any software or apps required?

No software or app purchase is required.

  • How can I protect my child’s device from damage?

We recommend a protective case for your device, but no case is 100% effective. When not in use, students should keep the device in a locked locker or a backpack. English Modern School Doha assumes no responsibility for damage to personal devices.

  • Can my child charge the device while at school?

We cannot guarantee the availability of any power outlets and/or opportunities to charge devices.

  • What if my child does not bring in a device?

The program is encouraged but not required. School provided resources will still be available for students not participating in this program. These shared devices are limited in number and will not be available for student use at home.

  • Any recommendations if we would like to purchase a new device?

Any device purchased in Qatar will work. English Modern School does not endorse any specific device or manufacturer. We support 2.4 GHz (802.11b/g/n) and 5 GHz (802.11 n/ac) wireless, but devices that support 5 GHz (802.11 n/ac) are recommended for faster WiFi speeds.