Evaluating K-12 1:1 Laptop Initiatives
Sean Lancaster, Andrew Topper, Grand Valley State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Diego, CA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-78-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
This study explores the implementation of various 1:1 laptop computer initiatives throughout lower West Michigan to determine if patterns exist across these projects. These initiatives are funded and, in times of limited K-12 resources, constitute a serious investment in technology for the schools and districts adopting them. The goal of this study is to understand how and why 1:1 laptop initiatives are being implemented across lower West Michigan, how these initiatives are being evaluated, and expectations of stakeholders who are driving adoption of this type of technology.
Lancaster, S. & Topper, A. (2010). Evaluating K-12 1:1 Laptop Initiatives. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2010--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1011-1013). San Diego, CA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).