Study: One-to-One Laptop Programs Improve Student Learning

Newly published, peer-reviewed research out of Michigan State University and the University of California, Irvine suggests that one-to-one laptop programs improve student academic achievement in K-12 classrooms.

The primary author of the study (Binbin Zheng, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education at Michigan State University) was kind enough to provide me a review copy and permission to blog about the findings. Here is the citation for my review copy:

Zheng, G., Warschauer, M., Lin-C.-H., & Chang, C. (in press). Learning in one-to-one laptop environments: A meta-analysis and research synthesis. Review of Educational Research. DOI: 10.3102/0034654316628645.

Given the top line finding, I suspect the study will garner much attention and – at the same time – be subject to much spin. While you can read the full 30+ page study yourself (and I’d certainly encourage you to do so if this is a topic of interest), here is my summary, with accompanying analysis of what we should reasonably take away from the findings.

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