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An authentic learning framework for integrating one-to-one laptop usage in Hong Kong Schools
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, Sha Tin College, Hong Kong ; , Macquarie University, Australia

Global Learn, in Melbourne, Australia ISBN 978-1-880094-85-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Abstract

One-to-one laptop programs have become increasingly prevalent in schools. This paper shares an authentic learning framework for effective integration of one-to-one laptops that has been designed for the English School Foundation (ESF) school cluster in Hong Kong. The recommendations are based on a synthesis of academic literature and commentary, and informed by a study of parent, teacher and student perceptions of one-to-one laptop integration. Authentic learning principles are used to promote student motivation and achievement. Professional development is identified as crucial to support teachers implementing authentic learning strategies in a one-to-one laptop environment. This research indicates that teachers’ beliefs and computer proficiency have a major impact on the success of a one-to-one laptop initiative.

Citation

Reed, K. & Bower, M. (2011). An authentic learning framework for integrating one-to-one laptop usage in Hong Kong Schools. In S. Barton, J. Hedberg & K. Suzuki (Eds.), Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2011--Global Conference on Learning and Technology (pp. 1782-1791). Melbourne, Australia: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 17, 2019 from .

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