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ERIC Number: EJ901243
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1962
A Computer for Every Student and Teacher: Lessons Learned about Planning and Implementing a Successful 1:1 Learning Initiative in Schools
Corn, Jenifer O.; Oliver, Kevin M.; Hess, Clara E.; Halstead, Elizabeth O.; Argueta, Rodolfo; Patel, Ruchi K.; Tingen, Jennifer; Huff, Jessica D.
Educational Technology, v50 n6 p11-17 Nov-Dec 2010
Twelve high schools in North Carolina piloted a 1:1 learning initiative, where every student and teacher received a laptop computer with wireless Internet access provided throughout the school. The overall goals of the initiative were to improve teaching practices; increase student achievement; and better prepare students for work, citizenship, and life in the 21st century. A longitudinal evaluation study in the high schools focused on the schools' progress toward implementing the 1:1 initiative and the barriers, successes, and lessons learned at various stages of implementation. A combination of teacher and student surveys, focus groups, interviews, classroom observations, and existing school-level data were collected from study participants. Analysis of these data revealed specific recommendations about deployment, wireless network, hardware tools, software tools, policies and procedures, support personnel, professional development, school leadership, and sustainability for a successful 1:1 learning initiative. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina