Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Computers and children; Laptop computers--Study and teaching; Computer-assisted instruction; Educational technology;
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.
Date of Award
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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©2014 Kirstin Thompson
Thompson, Kirstin, "Effective implementation of 1:1 computing : benefits and teacher readiness" (2014). Graduate Research Papers. 235.