At South Oakleigh College, we endeavour to provide all students with the opportunities for success, equipping students with the knowledge and skills required to become 21st Century learners in a rapidly changing and complex world.
1:1 technology is incorporated into the school’s teaching and learning programs in every classroom across all year levels. This requires all students to have an advanced 2-in-1 Laptop (personal computer) in every class.
The Benefits of Technology in Education
It is important to recognise that technology is not a mere replacement for pen and paper and the associated learning activities; rater, it provides opportunities to innovate and reshape teaching and learning to improve learning outcomes. Using technology, students will enhance their 21st century skills such as communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and teamwork. The learning environment will embrace the use of technology to practically apply these skills and better prepare your child for their post-school pathway.
The Learning-Centred Curriculum
The College has incorporated the 21st Century Learning Design (CLD) Framework as the core vehicle to enhance our delivery of curriculum in the classroom, ensuring that learning activities develop 21st Century learning among the ket skills and knowledge incorporated in the states curriculum.
Laptop Payment Portal
A recent change to DET’s Payment Policy in September 2021 prevents the College from taking deposits and ordering laptops on a family’s behalf.
To support the ordering process for families, a portal has been set up for families to order directly from our supplier, Learning with Technologies.
To purchase a recommended device from the College’s supplier please follow this link which will take you directly to the ordering platform: https://southoakleighcollege.orderportal.com.au/
Please note: devices will still be supported by our ICT Staff.
The Recommended Device for Students
The College has considered a variety of models to deliver the right type of devices into the hands of students in partnership with parents and guardians. At the forefront of consideration was the features required to deliver the intended learning outcomes, affordability, support, maintenance and insurance. The College has partnered with an industry-leading education technology specialist, Learning with Technologies, to provide a comprehensive technology solution.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program
The college runs a managed BYOD program. As a minimum requirement students must choose a laptop that has:
- 12-15 inches display with a minimum of 1280×768 resolution ([1920 x 1200] recommended)
- Memory 8GB RAM or above
- Storage 128GB or above (at least 50% free space)
- Windows 10/11 or Apple Mac OSX (Big Sur or greater)
- USB-A (standard USB) port x1 or more
- A physical keyboard
- A Webcam, Mic and AUX 3.5mm output
- No less than 8 hours of battery life
All students who wish to use a BYOD must book an appointment with our IT department to ensure the device is set-up and operational on all school systems prior to the student commencing at South Oakleigh College.