Project ADOP: A Conceptual and Methodological Framework for Assessing the Effects of Direct Access to Notebook Computers
Wednesday, June 28 11:35-11:55 AM Location: Eisenia
Presider: Türkan Karakus, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Abstract: This research project is aimed at evaluating the effects of individual notebook computer use on learning and teaching practices. An important contribution of the proposed research is a unified conceptual and methodological framework for conducting the research. Participation in this action-research includes observations and evaluations regarding the use of individual notebook computers on the following dimensions: 1) implementation of the project, 2) attitudes and beliefs with regard to the computer, 3) motivation, 4) computer skills, 5) competences in the use of computers, 6) classroom management and pedagogical practices, 7) student learning, and 8) school management and leadership. Specific research questions target students, teachers, school principals and parents. Final results from this two year research project will be available in 2006-2007.