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One to One Computing in Higher Education: A Survey of Technology Practices and Needs

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AACE Journal Volume 15, Number 4, ISSN 1065-6901 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


The purpose of this paper is to examine the computing needs and practices of students at Arizona State University as a means of assisting the university in the decision to implement a one to one (l:1) computing model, in which every student is equipped with a laptop. A web-based survey was solicited to students by way of targeted email messages. Results indicated that 81% of students consider a laptop to be very important to their success in college. However, only 60% of students reported that they would be willing to purchase a laptop if their program required it, with financial aid as the most preferred purchasing option. Students desired more technology in the classroom as well as on campus to enhance their educational experience.


DiGangi, S., Kilic, Z., Yu, C.H., Jannasch-Pennel, A., Long, L., Kim, C.H., Stay, V. & Kang, S. (2007). One to One Computing in Higher Education: A Survey of Technology Practices and Needs. AACE Journal, 15(4), 367-387. Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 23, 2019 from .


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