Implementing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Model in Flipped Learning: Advantages and Challenges

NUHOĞLU KİBAR P. , GÜNDÜZ A. Y. , Akkoyunlu B.

TECHNOLOGY KNOWLEDGE AND LEARNING, cilt.25, ss.465-478, 2020 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 25 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s10758-019-09427-4
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.465-478


Flipped learning is a type of blended learning that reverses traditional conceptions about pre-class and in-class activities. This pedagogical approach offers students the opportunity to exert more control over their learning. However, teachers should monitor whether in-class activities deepen pre-learning. In this paper, we present students' experiences regarding the advantages, challenges and future preferences of using BYOD in flipped learning. According to students, being allowed to use their own devices in classroom activities provided them a more comfortable learning environment. The model increased their productivity because they were familiar with their personal devices. Students reported that the BYOD model made storing and retrieving files easier, which enabled them to continue studying without remembering settings. However, students identified challenges, such as being required to carry heavy devices and dealing with poor classroom infrastructure. A few students decided they would rather not bring their own devices again due to weight, but the others indicated that they would prefer to participate in BYOD-embedded flipped learning in the future.