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Laptops for teachers evaluation

Project dates: 2003-2006
Directors: Professors Alister Jones and Bronwen Cowie
Project members: Anne Harlow, Thelma Miller, Mike Forret, Clive McGee, Bev Cooper

Project

The Digital Horizons: Laptops for teachers evaluation study is a national survey of schools with TELA laptops.

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impacts of the Laptops for teachers (TELA) scheme on teachers’ work over a period of three years with a particular focus on the impacts on teacher professional growth and collaboration; lesson planning and preparation and administration; and teacher access to and quality production of teaching, learning and assessment resources.

The Impacts are being investigated for teachers at years 9-13, 7 & 8, 4-6 and 1-3 through three-year cycles of national surveys and focus groups. Case studies are being undertaken with Years 9-13 schools.

The Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research (WMIER) and the Centre for Science and Technology Education Research (CSTER) are collaborating with the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) for the Year 9-13 part of the study.

Publications

A number of reports have been published on the Ministry of Education’s Education Counts website and can be accessed using the links below:

  • Laptops for Teachers: An evaluation of the TELA scheme in schools (Years 1 to 3)
  • Laptops for Teachers: An evaluation of the TELA scheme in schools (Years 4 to 6)
  • TELA: Laptops for Teachers Evaluation—Final Report Years 7 & 8
  • TELA: Laptops for Teachers Evaluation—Final Report Years 9 to 13
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