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1:1 Laptops Transforming Classrooms: Yeah, Sure

by Larry Cuban October 31, 2006

Most professors have yet to use laptops and other computers in their teaching as often as they use overhead projectors or textbooks. And that is the take-away lesson for K-12 policymakers, practitioners, and parents. In higher education, where students willingly choose to attend (in K-12 they are compelled by law to go to school), where students have already achieved 1:1 computing capacity, teachers and students mainly use these powerful machines to reinforce existing ways of teaching and learning. Much about how laptops will be used in K-12 schools can be learned simply by peeking into university classrooms.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: October 31, 2006
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12818, Date Accessed: 10/22/2018 4:12:24 AM

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  • Larry Cuban
    Stanford University
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    LARRY CUBAN is professor of education at Stanford University and editor (with Dorothy Shipps) of Reconstructing the Common Good in Education: Coping with Intractable Dilemmas (Stanford University Press, 2000).
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