Transforming schooling with 1:1 mobile computer support
Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Faculty of Education and Arts
School of Education / Centre for Schooling and Learning Technologies
This paper discusses a range of issues around 1:1 student to computing devices programs in schools and reports on the critical factors that will contribute to the success of this approach. The researcher was privileged to evaluate one of the early adopter laptop programs and then follow-up by evaluating the first program in a Western Australian government school. Research has found that while the 1:1 model does tend to better realise the potential of the technology doing so in real school settings is not a trivial matter and those responsible need to consider, and plan for, a range of factors.