Laptops for Teachers: An evaluation of the TELA scheme in schools (Years 4 to 6)
The purpose of this evaluation was to investigate the impacts of the Laptops for Teachers Scheme (referred to from here as the TELA scheme) on Years 4 to 6 teachers’ work over a period of three years (2004-2006) and to record emerging changes in laptop use. The investigation focused on the Ministry of Education expectation (Ministry of Education, 2004) that teacher access to a laptop for their individual professional use would lead to gains in confidence and expertise in the use of ICTs, to efficiencies in administration, would contribute to teacher collaboration and support the preparation of high quality lesson resources. It was also anticipated that teacher would use their laptop in the classroom for teaching and learning.
Author(s): Bronwen Cowie, Alister Jones & Ann Harlow with Mike Forret, Clive McGee, & Thelma Miller
Date Published: May 2010
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- Executive Summary
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Trends: ICT in education/laptops for teachers
- 3. Laptops for teachers (TELA) evaluation
- 4. Impacts on teacher professional practice
- 5. The system of support for teacher laptop use
- 6. Where to next: future realities
- 7. Recommendations
- Appendix A: Evaluation timetable
- Appendix B: Examples of laptop use in curriculum areas (2007)