Larkin (2012)

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Larkin, K. (2012) You use! I use! We use! - Questioning the orthodoxy of 1:1 computing in Primary Schools. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 44(2). http://eprints.usq.edu.au/19450/1/Larkin_Clean_Copy.pdf (accessed 22-08-2012)

This Australian study compared 1:1 and 1:2 netbook allocation over one school year in four Year 7 (primary school) classrooms. The study was based on 80 classroom observations before and during netbook usage. Teacher interviews and a further survey of pupils was also used.


Findings:

1. The netbooks provided in a 1:2 pattern were used up to 30% more than those provided in a 1:1 pattern

2. The use of netbooks affected student learning, classroom collaboration, and teaching style and that these changes were more profound in the two classrooms with 1:2 access.