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Holen, Jodi Bergland; Hung, Woei; Gourneau, Bonni – Computers in the Schools, 2017
This program evaluation study examines an implementation of a one-to-one laptop initiative in a rural high school. Specifically, the researchers adopted a holistic view in evaluating the process and outcomes of this implementation by examining the interrelationships among the key participants using activity theory as a conceptual framework.…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Access to Computers, Social Theories, Program Evaluation
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Peterson, Lana; Scharber, Cassandra – Computers in the Schools, 2017
The purpose of this study was to document the process one district used to design, develop, and implement a one-to-one pilot at its high school as part of its broader commitment to contemporary learning. Specifically, this qualitative case study (a) outlines the process of the laptop pilot, (b) describes the pilot implementation experience for…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Laptop Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Qualitative Research
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Kim, Yanghee – Computers in the Schools, 2016
Compared to boys, many girls are more aware of a social context in the learning process and perform better when the environment supports frequent interactions and social relationships. For these girls, embodied agents (animated on-screen characters acting as tutors) could afford simulated social interactions in computer-based learning and thereby…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 9, Age Differences, Gender Differences
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Murphy, Diane M.; King, Frederick B.; Brown, Scott W. – Computers in the Schools, 2007
Several university researchers were invited to assist in the implementation and study of a Laptop Initiative for high school students. This initiative provided laptop computers for 247 students and 24 teachers who were grouped into ninth grade learning clusters at three schools. The research on the program's impact focused on student, teacher, and…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Computers, Educational Technology, Grade 9