An Authentic learning framework for integrating one-to-one laptop useage in Hong Kong Schools

Kathryn Reed, Matt Bower

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2011
    Subtitle of host publicationglobal conference on learning and technology
    EditorsSiew-Mee Barton, John Hedberg, Katsuaki Suzuki
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)1880094851
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    EventGlobal Learn Asia Pacific - Melbourne
    Duration: 28 Mar 20111 Apr 2011


    ConferenceGlobal Learn Asia Pacific


    • one-to-one laptops
    • authentic learning
    • implementation


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