Assessing the Effects of a 1:1 Technology Program on Student Achievement: A Viable Research Design
Janet Buckenmeyer, Purdue University Calumet, United States ; David Freitas, Indiana University South Bend, United States ; Emily Hixon, Purdue University Calumet, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The one to one (1:1) approach is conceptually defined as an instructional environment where students have a computer and relevant software available to them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This strategy enables learners to have immediate and continuous access to infinite resources. It also frees teachers to become facilitators/moderators of learning. Advocates claim remarkable benefits. But do these 1:1 technology programs really make a difference on student achievement? Answering this question through a practical research design is the focus of this session. An Indiana public school where the 1:1 technology program has been implemented for over three years will serve as the real-life case study.
Buckenmeyer, J., Freitas, D. & Hixon, E. (2008). Assessing the Effects of a 1:1 Technology Program on Student Achievement: A Viable Research Design. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1051-1053). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).