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Master of Education (MEd)

MA Concentration

Educational Technology


Jim O'Connor, Pamela Redmond, Happy Johnson


One to one laptop programs have sprouted up all over the United States and around the world. Large amounts of money have been invested in them with hopes that they'll make drastic improvements in our students' educational experiences. They can be found in a wide­ range of different grade levels that are in poor and wealthy districts alike. However, how effective are they? Are they the next best thing or just a passing educational fad? This review will take a thorough look at the literature and examine the pros and cons of how these programs are affecting two core elements of any academic program: students' motivation and students' academic achievement. It will also review the perceptions of the programs by those teachers who've implemented them.