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ERIC Number: EJ796562
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 28
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0735-6331
Learning with Laptops: A Multi-Method Case Study
Grimes, Douglas; Warschauer, Mark
Journal of Educational Computing Research, v38 n3 p305-332 2008
This article examines the implementation of a one-to-one laptop program in three diverse schools in California. The program was carried out in one largely Hispanic low socio-economic junior high, one largely Asian Asian-American high-SES K-8 school, and in the gifted program in a medium-SES elementary school. Interviews, observations, surveys, and analysis of student work indicated that the program helped facilitate writing-intensive, information-rich, multimodal, and student-centered instruction. Analysis of test scores in English and mathematics indicate that laptop students failed to keep up with non-laptop students in the first year of implementation but made strong gains in the second year of implementation. Explanations for these outcomes are discussed. (Contains 6 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California