Computers on wheels: An alternative to 'each one has one'


Four fifth-grade classrooms embarked on a modified ubiquitous computing initiative in the fall of 2003. Two 15-computer wireless laptop carts were shared among the four classrooms in an effort to integrate technology across the curriculum and affect change in student learning and teacher pedagogy. This initiative - in contrast to other one-to-one programmemess and stationary labs - offers public schools alternatives to budget constraints and instructional-space overhead. Results indicate positive teacher technology competence and confidence, as well as instructional strategies that were student-centred made meaningful uses of technology. Teacher technological knowledge and efficacy, pedagogical knowledge, and a supportive school community seem to be strong indicators for impacting technology integration in this context. © British Educational Communications and Technology Agency, 2005.

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British Journal of Educational Technology