Evaluating a 1-to-1 iPad project: beyond rose coloured glasses

Willocks, Brendan and Redmond, Petrea (2014) Evaluating a 1-to-1 iPad project: beyond rose coloured glasses. In: 2014 Australian Computers in Education Conference: Now it's Personal (ACEC 2014), 30 Sept - 3 Oct 2014, Adelaide, Australia.

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Today’s digital world calls for contemporary pedagogical practice and curriculum that aligns with the relevance of today’s youth. Educators frequently use contemporary digital tools and innovative teaching and learning approaches to engage their students. A regional single sex high school implemented a 1-to-1 iPad program for the Year 8 -10 students with the aim of creating a technology rich learning environment with personalised access which would facilitate innovative teaching and learning opportunities and to promote personal learning with additional outcomes of independence, lifelong and life-wide learning for their students.

In particular, this project investigates the use of the iPad at school and home for academic purposes and also examines the parental perceptions of the use of the device for learning. Survey data indicated that the implementation of the 1-to-1 iPad project had positive outcomes including enhanced learning opportunities and motivation for learning.
However, during the initial phase of implementation, both parents and students had concerns regarding possible off–task behaviours of students when using the iPads.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This material is available for use in Australian schools under the NEALS license (http://www.smartcopying.edu.au/scw/go/pid/748)
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2014 12:26
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2018 14:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: mobile learning, secondary school, iPad, 1-1 program
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130106 Secondary Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/26253

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