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Laptop classes in some Australian government primary schools


Fluck, AE, Laptop classes in some Australian government primary schools, Australian Educational Computing, 26, (1) pp. 10-15. ISSN 0816-9020 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Australia was once a world leader for laptop adoption in schools. Now overtaken by extensive roll-outs of laptops in Maine and Uruguay, this paper seeks to explain why this lead was lost. Six case studies of government primary schools were undertaken to gather data about current initiatives. Comparative analysis shows how the potential of laptop-based schooling can be conflicted through concerns about curriculum direction and equity. The lack of congruence between the affordances of ICT and conventional curriculum constraints are suggested as the reason why Australia lacks focus in this area.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Educational technology and computing
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teaching and instruction technologies
UTAS Author:Fluck, AE (Associate Professor Andrew Fluck)
ID Code:73980
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2011-11-03
Last Modified:2017-11-13
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