The End of Techno-Critique: The Naked Truth about 1:1 Laptop Initiatives and Educational Change

Mark E. Weston, Alan Bain

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Abstract

This analysis responds to a generation of criticism leveled at 1:1 laptop computer initiatives. The article presents a review of the key themes of that criticism and offers suggestions for reframing the conversation about 1:1 computing among advocates and critics. Efforts at changing, innovating, and reforming education provide the context for reframing the conversation. Within that context, we raise questions about what classrooms and schools need to look and be like in order to realize the advantages of 1:1computing. In doing so, we present a theoretical vision for self-organizing schools in which laptop computers or other such devices are essential tools.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-25
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Technology Learning and Assessment
Volume9
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010

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