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ERIC Number: ED505074
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 29
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
One-to-One Computing in Public Schools: Lessons from "Laptops for All" Programs
Abell Foundation
The basic tenet of one-to-one computing is that the student and teacher have Internet-connected, wireless computing devices in the classroom and optimally at home as well. Also known as "ubiquitous computing," this strategy assumes that every teacher and student has her own computing device and obviates the need for moving classes to computer labs. While several significant one-to-one laptop programs have been implemented since 2000, there are still relatively few large scale programs with longevity. This report examines the largest state-driven one-to-one computing initiatives in Maine, Michigan, Texas, and Pennsylvania as well as district-wide laptop programs in Henrico County, Virginia and Talbot County, Maryland. With the exception of Pennsylvania, each of these programs is an example of ubiquitous computing, in which at least some students are permitted to take the laptop computers home. (Contains 16 resources and 84 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Abell Foundation
Identifiers - Location: Maine; Maryland; Michigan; Pennsylvania; Texas; Virginia