One-to-one laptop programs have become increasingly prevalent in schools. This paper shares an authentic learning framework for effective integration of one-to-one laptops that has been designed for the English School Foundation (ESF) school cluster in Hong Kong. The recommendations are based on a synthesis of academic literature and commentary, and informed by a study of parent, teacher and student perceptions of one-to-one laptop integration. Authentic learning principles are used to promote student motivation and achievement. Professional development is identified as crucial to support teachers implementing authentic learning strategies in a one-to-one laptop environment. This research indicates that teachers’ beliefs and computer proficiency have a major impact on the success of a one-to-one laptop initiative.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2011|
|Subtitle of host publication||global conference on learning and technology|
|Editors||Siew-Mee Barton, John Hedberg, Katsuaki Suzuki|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||Global Learn Asia Pacific - Melbourne|
Duration: 28 Mar 2011 → 1 Apr 2011
|Conference||Global Learn Asia Pacific|
|Period||28/03/11 → 1/04/11|
- one-to-one laptops
- authentic learning
Reed, K., & Bower, M. (2011). An Authentic learning framework for integrating one-to-one laptop useage in Hong Kong Schools. In S-M. Barton, J. Hedberg, & K. Suzuki (Eds.), Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2011: global conference on learning and technology (Vol. 1, pp. 1782-1791). AACE.