Laptops for Teachers: An evaluation of the TELA scheme in schools (Years 1 to 3)

Publication Details

The purpose of this evaluation was to investigate the impacts of the Laptops for Teachers Scheme (TELA) on Years 1 to 3 teachers’ work in the Waikato region.

Author(s): Bronwen Cowie, Alister Jones and Ann Harlow, with Mike Forret, University of Waikato.

Date Published: July 2010

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Appendix A: Evaluation timetable

February-March 2006

Design and carry out initial focus groups (3) (phase 1)
March-April 2006
Develop and administer baseline questionnaire (phase 1)
Analyse questionnaire responses
November 2006
Research Report One - baseline questionnaire and focus groups (phase 1)

February - March 2007

Undertake focus groups (3) (phase 2)
March - April 2007
Develop and administer second questionnaire (phase 2)
Analyse questionnaire responses
November 2007
Research Report Two - second questionnaire and focus groups (phase 2)

February - March 2008

Undertake focus groups (3) (phase 3)
March - April 2008
Develop and administer third questionnaire (phase 3)
Analyse questionnaire responses

15 December 2008

Due date for draft final report inclusive of all surveys and focus groups
June 2009 - Final report due

Evaluation Research Reports

  • Cowie, B., Jones, A., Harlow, A., McGee, C., Miller, T., Forret, M., & Cooper, B. (2006). Digital Horizons: Laptops for teachers evaluation. Primary levels – Y1-3, 4-6, 7&8. Progress Report. May 2006. Hamilton: University of Waikato.
  • Cowie, B., Jones, A., Harlow, A., Forret, M., McGee, C., & Miller, T. (2006). TELA: Laptops for teachers evaluation. Year 1-3. Research Report One. November 2006. Hamilton: University  of Waikato.
  • Cowie, B., Jones, A., Harlow, A., Forret, M., & Cooper, B. (2007). TELA: Laptops for teachers evaluation. Primary levels – Y1-3, 4-6. Progress Report. May 2007. Hamilton: University  of Waikato.
  • Cowie, B., Jones, A., Harlow, A., Forret, M., & McGee, C. (2007). TELA: Laptops for teachers evaluation. Year 1-3. Research Report Two. November 2007. Hamilton: University  of Waikato.

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