Netbooks at school: pilot project shows benefits for teachers and students
Over 70% of teachers, students and parents involved in the Educational Netbook Pilot agree that the use of netbooks for school related activities has a positive impact on learners’ motivation in school and for learning. This result is part of the final evaluation of the Acer-European Schoolnet Educational Netbook Pilot that looked at the use of netbooks in teaching and learning and involved 8.000 teachers and students in six European countries.
The principal aim of the Educational Netbook Pilot was to explore how the introduction of netbooks and one-to-one (1:1) pedagogy in and outside of schools could impact teaching and learning processes. From January 2010 until July 2011 a total of 240 classes in six European countries (France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Turkey and United Kingdom) were equipped with netbooks.
The final report which is based on the replies from 735 teachers, 3602 students and 2618 parents, highlights six issues that are all of importance when working towards a more systematic 1:1 pedagogy implementation in education.