Conditions, Processes, and Consequences of 1:1 Computing Initiatives in 11 Florida Districts
Cathy Cavanaugh, University of North Florida, United States ; Joseph DiPietro, University of Florida, United States ; Nancy Valdes, University of North Florida, United States ; Shannon White, University of South Florida, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Florida's "Leveraging Laptops: Effective Models for Enhancing Student Achievement" grant competition is funding 11 districts to implement ubiquitous computing. The initiative is also supporting a multi-university research team to evaluate the effects of these initiatives. During this presentation we will share our evaluation plan and formative results. Specifically, we'll discuss our (1) evaluation framework based on the work of Hall (1995) and Zucker (2004), (2) the questions that guide the evaluation, (3) data collection methods, (4) data analysis strategies and (5) formative results. Florida's approach to 1:1 computing is particularly interesting because of the autonomy given to individual districts, because of each districts' unique plan to implement and evaluate 1:1 computing and because of the inclusion of a multi-university evaluation team. Session attendees will benefit from learning about our evaluation strategies and the diverse ways in which Florida districts are conceptualizing 1:1 computing within their local contexts.
Cavanaugh, C., DiPietro, J., Valdes, N. & White, S. (2007). Conditions, Processes, and Consequences of 1:1 Computing Initiatives in 11 Florida Districts. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1425-1428). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).