Does one-to-one access to laptops improve learning: Lessons from New Brunswick's individual laptop school initiative

Viktor Freiman, Jacinthe Beauchamp, Sylvie Blain, Nicole Lirette-Pitre, Hélène Fournier
2010 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
A two-year study on the use of laptop computers by New Brunswick (Canada) grade 7-8 francophone students aimed to better understand the impact of laptops on learning. Two problem-based learning (PBL) interdisciplinary scenarios (math, science, language arts) were implemented in eight experimental classes to measure students' learning process, particularly in terms of their ability to scientifically investigate complex problems, to reason mathematically, and to communicate. Based on our
more » ... we argue that laptops in themselves may not automatically lead to better results on standardized tests, but rather create opportunities for more open-ended, constructive, collaborative, reflective, and cognitively rich learning tasks.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.03.929 fatcat:cslhxkzajvcbhohmmkva4s6d7i