Cowie, B., Jones, A., Harlow, A., McGee, C., Cooper, B., …, Gardiner, B. (2008). TELA: Laptops for teachers evaluation—Final report years 9-13. Report to the Ministry of Education. New Zealand: the Ministry of Education.
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In this evaluation, three methods of data collection were used: first, six focus groups of teachers in face-to-face meetings, second, a questionnaire sent to teachers in a range of schools, and third, case studies of eight schools participating in the TELA scheme. The focus groups allowed teachers to talk about their experiences and changes in their use of the laptop over the three years. Each year, teachers from twenty focus group secondary schools met in five regions. The annual questionnaire asked teachers about various aspects of their laptops’ experience, including school support for laptops, professional development, their use of laptops at home and in school, and their goals for future use. In this final report, questionnaire results are presented together with the results from focus groups held over three years and case study data from three years of case studies.
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