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Computer-assisted instruction; Laptop computers


Computers and technology are becoming more commonly used and integrated in the educational environment every day. The problem that school districts are having is providing enough computers for students and staff to use on a regular basis. Trying to give students equal access to computers is what school districts are trying to accomplish. In 1996 Microsoft launched the Anytime, Anywhere Learning program that helped students to gain equal access to computers. This program, as well as others, gave students an opportunity to take their learning to other places. Instead of just learning at school, and keeping the learning inside the four walls of the classroom, students were now able to explore other frontiers to learn more effectively. This program provided a better chance to learn at home, or in the library. Many schools have become involved with the Anytime, Anywhere Learning program or have used parts of it along with other laptop programs to achieve equal access for their students. This paper will explore the success of laptop learning programs and the impact they have had on students and their learning.

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Master of Arts


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

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Sharon E. Smaldino


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