Affordance of Deep Infusion of One-to-One Tablet-PCs Into and Beyond Classroom

Sandy Li, Jacky Wai-cheong Pow

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In traditional models of technology implementation in education, curriculum and pedagogical innovations are deemed to be pivotal to student learning while technology per se only has mediating effects on learning outcomes (Law, Pelgrum, results indicate that the implementation of one-to-one technology can have immense impact on learning if students are empowered to use technology as their cognitive companions. In this paper, we examined students' daily activity logs and found that, despite having no drastic change in curriculum and pedagogies, the ubiquity of one-to-one technology can provide the necessary affordance for enhancing both formal learning at school and informal or less-structured learning at home, and that students' perceived impact of technology on (1) enhancing their learning motivation, (2) developing their cognitive skills, (3) improving their learning strategies and (4) planning for their learning in their daily learning activities was significantly higher in the experimental classes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-326
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Instructional Media
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011

User-Defined Keywords

  • Affordance
  • One-to-one Technology
  • Formal Learning
  • Informal Learning


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