The laptops are here! Now what do the teachers do? : Challenges posed by laptop computers’ incorporation in a middle school in Michigan
Jeongmin Noh, Michigan State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
A large portion of existing technology evaluation research in education can be characterized as that the studies underline infrequent and insufficient uses by teachers against a great amount of investment. Instead of figuring out whether or not computers can be effectively used within the school and blaming teachers for their ineffective uses, this study explores how the teachers adopt technology in school to provide evidence of an innovative way to do. The author of this paper focuses particularly on how teachers adopt laptop computers into their classroom in their own ways. The study is a part of large project of Freedom to Learn (FTL) which is Michigan's statewide one-to-one wireless technology program. The paper uses the data drawn from case study of FTL teachers to narrate the teachers' stories about the interaction with laptop computer and the conditions under which the laptops have been implemented. The findings will be contributed to demonstrating the results of the laptop computer programs of Michigan area.
Noh, J. (2005). The laptops are here! Now what do the teachers do? : Challenges posed by laptop computers’ incorporation in a middle school in Michigan. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1518-1523). Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).