BYOD iPads and eTextbooks Lessons Learned

Schedule info

Time slot: 

Thursday 2 October 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Meeting Room 4


  • Innovative Learning


Early in 2013, Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School (PEGS) was not a one-to-one computing school and made only traditional use of textbooks.

By mid-2013 the school was using its Digital Education Revolution (DER) funded school iPads to deliver an innovative one-to-one eTextbook trial for 200 students across two campuses.

Based upon the success of this trial PEGS chose to adopt a one-to-one Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program in 2014 using the LearningField eTextbook system on 1000 student devices across two campuses.

This presentation will look how the school achieved such a dramatic change of direction on such an aggressive schedule by considering the human, procedural, technical, training and change management issues involved in both the trial and the large scale BYOD iPad and LearningField eTextbook implementation.

Lessons learned will be discussed as well as an examination of the changes in pedagogy that have occurred as teachers have used the LearningField eTextbook system to climb the SAMR ladder.

Session Info


  • Non Refereed Paper


  • Secondary School
  • Technicians & IT Managers
  • General audience


  • BYOD
  • iPads
  • 1:1
  • eTextbooks
  • samr
  • Pedagogy
  • Project
  • Lessons Learned