Learning Looks Different In 1:1 Schools
While there are not a lot of studies out on 1:1 schools at this point, I did come one this week from the Journal of Technology, Learning and Assessment which is a publication of the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. The article, One to One Computing, A Summary of the Quantitative Results from the Berskshire Wireless Learning Initiaitive, provides some information that reinforces my belief that we will make our fine high school exponentially better for our students when we make this transition.
Some of the data that caught my eye included the following:
More than 80% of the teachers involved said that student engagement increased.
More than 70% of the teachers involved stated that student motivation increased.
More than 70% of the teachers involved stated that the quality of student work increased.
In addition, teachers noted dramatic increases in student participation in class, the ability of students to work independently, and students' quality of writing.
I encourage you to look through the survey for yourself and comment on any pluses or minuses that you see.
In the meantime, you can checkout all of the articles I have saved on the topic of 1:1 in my delicious bookmarks.