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Saturday, April 24, 2010

One-to-One Computing Has Failed Our Expectations by Cathleen Norris and Elliot Soloway

One-to-one computing has not lived up to its expectations. Providing each student with a laptop computer has not resulted in significant achievement gains.

In an analysis of previous studies on 1:1, Boston College researchers found that the impact of a one-to-one computing implementation is largely a function of the classroom teacher. Some teachers know how to make good use of a one-toone situation, and some don’t. If extracting value from an innovation is dependent on the teacher, then the value added by the innovation per se is limited.

Source: District Administration