Transforming education, one-to-one

Teaching and learning can be substantially enhanced through well-implemented technologies. Leslie Wilson describes the advantages of students having access to their own computers  

ONE-TO-ONE computing emerged in the U.S. to advance educational and economic goals while personalizing teaching and learning. Originally defined as “each student having uninterrupted access to personal, portable technology, 24/7,” one-to-one programs are growing at a rate of 4% a year and gaining momentum, worldwide, as a key to transforming education and better preparing young people to succeed in a global marketplace. Programs range from small proofs of concept to state-wide deployments in the U.S. such as the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) and Freedom to Learn (FTL) in Michigan.

What we know
● Teaching and learning can be substantially enhanced with well-implemented technology.
● Effective leadership, high quality professional development, and intricate planning and evaluation are key.

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Published

October 2010