Bring your own device (BYOD) trend with cloud service for schools in Invercargill: A case study, high schools in Invercargill

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Bang, James
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Master of Information Technology
Southern Institute of Technology (SIT)
Baker, Oras
Masters Thesis
Ngā Upoko Tukutuku (Māori subject headings)
Invercargill (N.Z.)
New Zealand
New Zealand secondary schools
secondary schools
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
cloud computing
information and communications technology (ICT)
Bang, J. (2021). Bring your own device (BYOD) trend with cloud service for schools in Invercargill: A case study, high schools in Invercargill. (Unpublished document submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Information Technology). Southern Institute of Technology (SIT), New Zealand.
RESEARCH QUESTIONS 1. How do BYOD and cloud computing services affect each other? 2. What are the factors that could help in BYOD selection? 3. Why are you using BYOD and cloud services at the same time? 4. What cloud computing services do you need to effectively introduce BYOD into your classroom? 5. What is the most used program or application of cloud computing with BYOD? 6. What are the most worrisome challenges for BYOD? 7. What are BYOD security-related measures? 8. What are the main policies of BYOD? 9. What are the significant factors that need to be concerned to execute BYOD with cloud computing? ABSTRACT The development of the smart device industry and the continuing development of the cloud computing environment are affecting various industries, including education. Advances in mobile devices have a positive effect on the diversity and introduction of BYOD, and advances in cloud computing are accelerating the adoption of BYOD. This study investigated the trends of BYOD and cloud services used in high schools in the Invercargill area and analysed the factors influencing the adoption of BYOD. In addition, the challenges and problems faced by students using BYOD and cloud services were investigated. An online survey was conducted on high school students in the Invercargill area. The collected data were analysed using statistical techniques, and PLS-SEM was used to establish and verify the hypothesis of the UTAUT model. The factors that had the greatest influence on the adoption of BYOD were portability and compatibility. In addition, there were problems that wanted Internet quality and battery performance to improve BYOD users. As a result of the analysis of the proposed hypothesis, it was confirmed that the performance expectation variable and the facilitation condition variable are factors that influence the selection or introduction of BYOD. In the response to BYOD's trend, they answered that portability and compatibility are the factors that have the greatest influence. In addition, when surveyed about the factors that need to be improved in the use of BYOD, respondents chose Internet quality and the battery performance of the device. In device selection, acquaintance recommendations are also considered, but economic feasibility did not have a significant impact. BYOD has been concerned about compatibility because Apple's products are the most used and Cloud service providers use Google Cloud the most, but it has been found to have little impact on users.
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