ERIC Number: EJ1068040
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
One-to-One Laptop Programs: Is Transformation Occurring in Mathematics Teaching?
Blackley, Susan; Walker, Rebecca
Issues in Educational Research, v25 n2 p99-117 2015
There is a body of research around the uptake of digital technologies in secondary schools, and a growing body of research specifically designed to investigate the use of one-to-one laptop programs. However this research focused on the initial uptake of the digital technology or initial implementation of a one-to-one (1:1) laptop policy. Given the expenditure of time and money associated with 1:1 laptop initiatives, investigation needs to be carried out to determine if the commitment has been worthwhile. This new study contributes to this body of research as it focused upon middle schools in which the 1:1 laptop program has existed for over seven years; it sought to examine the evolution of teacher practice in mathematics education. Anonymous online surveys as well as semi-structured interviews with teachers were used to collect descriptive data. The data revealed that issues associated with the initial implementation of 1:1 laptop programs continued to be problematic, and little authentic integration of the technology had taken place in the pedagogical practices of the mathematics teachers.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Access to Computers, Laptop Computers, Middle School Students, Educational Practices, Instructional Innovation, Online Surveys, Semi Structured Interviews, Program Implementation, Technology Integration, Incidence, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Educational Improvement, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Questionnaires, Mathematics Activities, Likert Scales, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia