Student Views on the Role of Dedicated Notebook Computers in Transforming the Teaching and Learning Environment
Michael Fox, Mount Allison University, Canada ; Jim Greenlaw, Murdock MacPherson, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-62-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This paper presents the reviews of students who took part in a dedicated notebook computer initiative amongst three middle schools in the province of New Brunswick, Canada in 2005-2006. The goal of the research project was to consider how providing middle school students and teachers with their own individual laptop computers in a wireless networked environment would affect the learning experiences and instructional approaches in their classrooms. The results of the research project indicates that a large majority of the students involved in the initiative successfully implemented the laptop project in their classrooms and there is a wide body of survey and interview data that suggest that student learning and improved teaching practice has been a result of the new laptop technology.
Fox, M., Greenlaw, J. & MacPherson, M. (2007). Student Views on the Role of Dedicated Notebook Computers in Transforming the Teaching and Learning Environment. In C. Montgomerie & J. Seale (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2007--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 48-56). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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