Magazine article Internet@Schools

One-to-One Computing, BYOD, and Learning

Magazine article Internet@Schools

One-to-One Computing, BYOD, and Learning

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We've been at the one-to-one computing game for some time now, not to mention mobile computing. Kids, schools, and entire districts have been supplied with (or are carting their own) laptops or tablets, iPads or Chromebooks, and iPhones, Android devices, or other smartphones. There have been small pilot programs and large rollouts. There's at least some useful research, and there are lots of opinions on how well this is all working in the service of kids' learning.

So in this issue, we've focused on that very subject. In this month's main feature, school technology director Renee Ramig looks at the one-to-one phenomenon. "Some schools are moving into their second decade of one-to-one devices," she writes. "Has this expensive and expansive educational resource lived up to the expectations?" Renee notes some statistics from recent research, and the mixed results they indicate. Then she tackles the issue head-on with practical, comprehensive pointers on how to make a one-toone program work so that it can "improve learning, increase engagement, expand collaboration, and develop communication." Read "One-to-One Computing and Learning: Has It Lived Up To Its Expectations?" starting on page 6.

Pipeline columnist Stephen Abram has a lot to say about devices in the hands of students-the workforce-to-be-this month as well. …

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