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Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Keywords

Computers and children; Laptop computers--Study and teaching; Computer-assisted instruction; Educational technology;

Abstract

One-to-one (1:1) computing initiatives have become widespread in K-12 schools today. The benefits of 1:1 computing are tremendous, but schools must take careful consideration when planning for such initiatives. The purpose of this literature review is to examine effective methods for 1:1 implementation. Thirty peer-reviewed studies on 1:1 computing programs in K-12 schools were purposefully selected, the majority being from 2010 to present. Special attention was given to benefits of 1:1 computing and several key elements leading to teachers' readiness for successful 1:1 program implementation: overcoming teacher fears, changing teacher beliefs and attitudes, and strengthening professional development in order to shift pedagogy. The implications of these findings are especially beneficial for any school in the beginning stages of 1:1 implementation.

Year of Submission

2014

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Ping Gao

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Date Original

2014

Object Description

1 PDF file (iv, 36 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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