Lessons Learned from 1-to-1 Laptop Initiatives: Reflections on the Critical Components
Mike Muir, University of Maine at Farmington, United States ; Alice Owen, Irving Independent School Distric, United States ; Gerald Knezek, Rhonda Christensen, University of North Texas, United States ; Elliot Soloway, University of Michigan, United States ; Cathie Norris, University of North Texas, United States ; Peter Albion, University of Southern Queensland, Australia ; Ian Gibson, Macquarie University, Australia
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-58-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
More and more jurisdictions are exploring and implementing ubiquitous learning environments. The Ubiquitous Computing Evaluation Consortium identifies at least 14 large-scale learning with laptop and 16 district initiatives. Other jurisdictions are implementing handheld initiatives. MIT has announced a $100 laptop intended to bring technology to the world's poor countries, but will be piloted in Massachusetts. Such initiatives have enormous implications for both inservice and preservice teacher education. This panel will bring together panelists representing five learning with laptop initiatives, including Irving (TX) Independent School District, the Maine Learning Technology Initiative, the New Bedford Global Learning Charter School (MA), and various handheld initiatives. The panel presentations will conclude with a long-term view of 1-to-1 initiatives, including comparisons and contrasts between Australia and the USA.
Muir, M., Owen, A., Knezek, G., Christensen, R., Soloway, E., Norris, C., Albion, P. & Gibson, I. (2006). Lessons Learned from 1-to-1 Laptop Initiatives: Reflections on the Critical Components. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2006--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 4366-4371). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).