ERIC Number: EJ1132353
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
The Acquisition of Literacy Skills in 1:1 Classrooms--The Danish Case
Andresen, Bent B.
Education and Information Technologies, v22 n2 p533-550 Mar 2017
In Denmark, 1:1 classroom has been implemented in all public schools (grades 1-9). Each student regularly accesses, processes, produces and exchanges written material using a computer (PC, laptop, tablet, etc.). These devices are considered as tools to enhance educational objectives, and in the article I present findings from research about how these devices might be used to enhance the students' acquisition of literacy skills. An internationally comparative analysis by the OECD of the digital skills that students have acquired shows no appreciable improvements in student achievement in reading in the countries that "had invested heavily in educational technology". The Danish cases presented in this paper, however, identify ways of using digital technology in order to improve student digital literacy skills. They provide evidence suggesting a positive influence on student reading, creating and sharing of learning material in 1:1 classrooms. The results gained are considered critical in the sense that they can be generalized with a view to future development of 1:1 educational initiatives.
Descriptors: Literacy, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Literacy Education, Computer Uses in Education, Laptop Computers, Educational Technology, Technological Literacy, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Educational Objectives, Reading Achievement, Teaching Methods, Program Descriptions, Writing (Composition)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark