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Digital Learning in 2017 – What Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) should students use?

We do not recommend one specific device, however do provide our best advice as a set of device minimum specifications.

 

Suggested device minimum specifications for students in general studies:

  • Operating System: Windows 8 (or later) or Apple OSX 10.9 (or later)
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 1.7 GHz 64-bit capable
  • Installed Memory: (RAM) 4GB Memory
  • 11" screen although we recommend larger screen
  • Keyboard and mouse
  • 160GB HDD
  • Battery Life 4 hours plus

 

Suggested device minimum specifications for students in Multimedia or Graphic studies:

  • Operating System: Windows 8 or later
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 1.60GHz 64-bit capable
  • Installed Memory (RAM): 8GB Memory
  • 11” screen, we recommend 15” screen or larger
  • Third party graphics card
  • Keyboard and mouse
  • 320GB Hard Drive
  • Battery Life 4 hours plus

 

Microsoft Office for Students (It's free!)

The Queensland Department of Education have secured a deal so that Microsoft Office 365 for Students is available to install at home on up to five devices for free.

Instructions to install the Microsoft Office applications is available in the following two documents: -

Windows - Install Microsoft Office 365 for Students on Windows (PDF, 345KB)

Apple Mac - Install Microsoft Office 365 for Students on a Mac (PDF, 893KB)

 

Apple iOS or Android

Microsoft Office on Apple iOS or Android: -

To install the Microsoft Office applications on an iPad or Android device just go to the App Store on your device and search for the desired Microsoft Application and install it. e.g. search for Microsoft Word, then select the install option.