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Conditions for Technology Enhanced Learning and Educational Change: A case study of a 1:1 initiative
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Education.
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The uptake and use of digital technologies continues to increase in schools throughout the world. In this thesis, the uptake and use of digital technologies was studied from the student, teacher and school leader perspectives in order to gain knowledge regarding the conditions for Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) and educational change in K-12 schools. Two schools participating in a One-to-One (1:1) initiative in which teachers and students had their own laptops, were studied. To explore, identify and describe conditions for TEL and educational change, surveys, interviews and classroom observations were used to follow the development of teaching and learning activities over a period of two years. The Ecology of Resources Model was used as a theoretical framework. Regarding the conditions for TEL, the results showed that the uptake and use of digital technologies provided possibilities for new forms of teaching and learning in the 1:1 classroom. Students reported increased motivation, engagement and variation in schoolwork. Teachers described new forms of teaching as well as possibilities for collaboration, sharing of materials and continued professional development. For school leaders possibilities were found in collaboration, administrative support, collaboration and follow-up of students and teachers. The challenges seen from all perspectives were related to use, technical support and optionality. If the possibilities for TEL are to be achieved, there is a need for continued professional development for teachers and school leaders as well as clear directives through policy. If sustainable conditions for TEL and educational change in the 1:1 classroom can be created and maintained, the practical implications may comprise teachers’ improved skills to integrate a thought-through student use of laptops in their teaching practices, thus increasing equality of digital competence between students, between schools and between classrooms in the same school.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018.
Keywords [en]
Digital technologies, students, teachers, school leaders
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Educational Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35887OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-35887DiVA, id: diva2:1299721
Conference
5th ICRTEL 2018 – International Conference on Research in Teaching, Education & Learning, Singapore, 14-15 November.
Available from: 2019-03-28 Created: 2019-03-28 Last updated: 2019-03-28Bibliographically approved

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