Lessons learned from 1-to-1 laptop initiatives: reflections on critical components

Mike Muir, Alice Owen, Rhonda Christensen, Gerald Knezek, Ian Gibson, Peter Albion, Elliot Soloway, Cathie Norris

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    Abstract

    One to one computing initiatives raise questions for those considering incorporating the innovation into school-based approaches to new millennium learning. Early laptop programs entailed significant technological challenges and sometimes seemed to be more about marketing than education. Although the suitability of laptops for classroom applications has improved, the real issue continues to be not one of providing specific technologies but one of ensuring that learners and teachers can access and transform information as required. This panel will bring together educators who represent a variety of perspectives on one to one laptop initiatives, including those from Maine, Texas, and Kansas in the USA, and from Queensland and New South Wales in Australia. The panel presentations will conclude with a discussion of observations from handheld initiatives and a long-term view of 1-to-1 initiatives. These diverse views are offered to add richness to the debate over 1-to-1 computing in schools.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSociety for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference
    EditorsCaroline Crawford, Roger Carlsen, Karen McFerrin, Jerry Price, Roberta Weber, Dee Anna Willis
    Place of PublicationChesapeake, VA
    PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education
    Pages4366-4372
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)1880094584
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    EventSociety for Information Technology and Teacher Education. International Conference (17th : 2006) - Orlando, Florida
    Duration: 20 Mar 200624 Mar 2006

    Conference

    ConferenceSociety for Information Technology and Teacher Education. International Conference (17th : 2006)
    CityOrlando, Florida
    Period20/03/0624/03/06

    Keywords

    • evaluation
    • schools
    • educational technology
    • preservice teacher education

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