ERIC Number: ED369388
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Personal Portable Computers and the Curriculum. Practitioner MiniPaper 13.
Gardner, John; And Others
This book considers a variety of issues relating to the use of portable computers in the school. It is based on the study the Pupil's Learning and Access to Information Technology (PLAIT) in Northern Ireland. The PLAIT project introduced 235 portable computers in 9 schools for use in English, science, and mathematics course. Following an introductory chapter, the second chapter explores the place of computers in the curriculum. The third chapter reports on the findings of the project in relation to the potential contribution of portables to the of teaching the main curriculum subjects. The fourth chapter explores the effects of portable computers in the classroom in terms of schedule, technical support, teaching issues, organization, software, and hardware. The general conclusions of the study, presented in the final chapter, are that the portable computers had resulted in high levels of pupil motivation, harmonious and purposeful learning environments, and greatly accelerated information technology literacy among the pupils and teachers alike. (JLB)
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Environment, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Information Literacy, Information Technology, Microcomputers
Scottish Council for Research in Education, 15 St. John Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom EH8 8JR (5.50 British pounds).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scottish Council for Research in Education.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)