Monthly Archives: May 2016

2016 年 05 月 31 日

Media report our findings on 1-to-1 laptop

Since we published this article Learning in one-to-one laptop environments: A meta-analysis and research synthesis on Review of Educational Research, we have received many calls for this study.

Here are just a few:

MSU Today

Does learning improve when every student gets a laptop?

Michigan Radio

Laptops in classrooms help students learn

ps. this title is very misleading!

Education Week

1-to-1 Laptop Initiatives Boost Student Scores, Study Finds

Education Week did a good job summarizing our findings:

Among the findings from that review:

  • A 1-to-1 laptop environment often led to increased frequency and breadth of student technology use, typically for writing, Internet research, note-taking, completing assignments, and reading.
  • Students used laptops extensively throughout the writing process, expanding the genres and formats of their work to include writing for email, chats, blogs, wikis, and the like.
  • Student-centered, individualized, and project-based learning appeared to increase in at least some instances of 1-to-1 laptop rollouts.
  • Student-teacher communications (via email and Google docs, for example) and parental involvement in their children’s school work increased in some instances.
  • Students expressed “very positive” attitudes about using laptops in the classroom, as findings consistently showed higher student engagement, motivation, and persistence when laptops were deployed to all students.
  • Students’ technology and problem-solving skills improved and their ownership of their own learning increased, according to some evidence.
  • There were mixed findings on whether 1-to-1 laptop programs helped overcome inequities among students and schools.

Those results should be interpreted with caution, the researchers said, because they tended to rely on observation, survey, and interview data.

EdTech Strategies

Study: One-to-One Laptop Programs Improve Student Learning

The Journal

Sound the Trumpets! Finally, Statistical Evidence that 1-to-1 Results in Increased Student Achievement

eSchool News

Do one-to-one laptop programs improve learning?