Show simple item record  

dc.contributor.authorCowie, Bronwen
dc.contributor.authorJones, Alister
dc.contributor.authorHarlow, Ann
dc.identifier.citationCowie, B., Jones, A. & Harlow, A. (2011). Laptops for teachers: practices and possibilities. Teacher Development, 15(2), 241-255.en_NZ
dc.description.abstractThe Laptops for Teachers scheme in New Zealand provides teachers whose schools opt into the scheme access to a laptop for their exclusive use. This paper reports on the findings of the three‐year evaluation of the impact of the laptops on secondary teachers’ work. The findings indicate that school leadership has been pivotal to the provision of the technological infrastructure and organisational support needed for teacher use of the laptops. Departmental leadership has been crucial in supporting teacher use of laptops for teaching and learning. Teachers described gains in expertise, indicating that they used the laptop for a range of purposes to support their teaching. These included lesson planning and preparation, and reporting. Where teachers had easy access to a laptop‐plus‐data projector they found that students responded to material that included images and up‐to‐date real‐world examples. Colleagues were identified as the main source of professional development for the use of the laptop for teaching purposes. The findings of the study suggest schools are advised to consider how to support teachers to work collaboratively to share expertise as a way of supporting and extending teacher use of laptops.en_NZ
dc.subjectteachers’ laptopsen_NZ
dc.subjectcollegial supporten_NZ
dc.subjectprofessional developmenten_NZ
dc.subjectevaluation researchen_NZ
dc.titleLaptops for teachers: practices and possibilitiesen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfTeacher Developmenten_NZ

Files in this item


There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record