This research examines the effectiveness of Bring
Your Own Device (BYOD) technology in a postsecondary
classroom. Despite recent advances in the
technological tools available to educators, there is a
significant gap in the literature regarding student
efficacy, engagement and contribution to learning.
This paper will present the preliminary findings of the
first phases of an evaluation project measuring student
interaction with BYOD technology in a large group
setting. Employing a mixed methods design, the
findings from two focus groups and two online surveys
will be discussed. This project involved students in the
Winter and Fall 2014 semesters of a fourth year
Human Sexuality course which has enrolment of
approximately 400 per semester. The findings suggest
that BYOD technology contributes to student
engagement and participation in the classroom setting.
Further, the findings suggest that students are
comfortable in using this tool, and perceived the
experience as enjoyable.