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1-to-1 laptop use among Nationally Board Certified teachers

, University of Virginia, United States

University of Virginia . Awarded


The purpose of this study is to document how four Nationally Board Certified teachers use technology when teaching in a 1-to-1 wireless laptop environment and to identify, from the teachers' perspective, the necessary conditions for effective implementation. These cases illustrate how introducing 1-to-1 laptops into the classroom brings many exciting and potentially powerful innovations to teaching and learning. However, they also illustrate that we simply do not know enough about this innovation to adequately leverage its strengths and minimize its weaknesses with conclusive positive results.

This study will contribute to the field by answering these research questions: (1) How are Nationally Board Certified teachers using laptops for instruction in a 1-to-1 wireless environment? (2) From the teachers' perspective, what is the added value of 1-to-1 laptops for enhancing effective learning environment attributes? (3) From the teachers' perspective, what conditions are necessary to support their integration? (4) What facilitates or hinders teaching in a 1-to-1 wireless environment according to the teachers?

To answer these questions, this study employs a qualitative multiple descriptive case study to document the patterns of use across classrooms, to explore if and how these uses are congruent with the latest cognitive science research, and to record the classroom conditions that affect these uses.


Dunleavy, M. 1-to-1 laptop use among Nationally Board Certified teachers. Ph.D. thesis, University of Virginia. Retrieved April 23, 2019 from .

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