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ERIC Number: EJ873680
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 134
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1540-2525
The End of Techno-Critique: The Naked Truth about 1:1 Laptop Initiatives and Educational Change
Weston, Mark E.; Bain, Alan
Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment, v9 n6 Jan 2010
This analysis responds to a generation of criticism leveled at 1:1 laptop computer initiatives. The article presents a review of the key themes of that criticism and offers suggestions for reframing the conversation about 1:1 computing among advocates and critics. Efforts at changing, innovating, and reforming education provide the context for reframing the conversation. Within that context, we raise questions about what classrooms and schools need to look and be like in order to realize the advantages of 1:1 computing. In doing so, we present a theoretical vision for self-organizing schools in which laptop computers or other such devices are essential tools.
Technology and Assessment Study Collaborative. 332 Campion Hall, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. Tel: 617-552-4521; Fax: 617-552-8419; e-mail: jtal_editor@bc.edu; Web site: http://escholarship.bc.edu/jtla
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maine; Texas