Cowie, B., Jones, A., Harlow, A., Forret, M., McGee, C. & Miller, T. (2008). TELA: Laptops for teachers evaluation—Final report years 7 & 8. Report to the Ministry of Education. New Zealand: the Ministry of Education.
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In this evaluation, two methods of data collection were used: first, two focus groups of teachers in face-to-face meetings and second, a questionnaire sent to teachers in a range of schools. The focus groups allowed teachers to talk about their experiences and changes in their use of the laptop over the three years. Each year, one focus group was held for Year 7 and 8 teachers in full primary schools and the other held for Year 7 and 8 teachers in intermediate schools. 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.
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