Possibilities and challenges for TEL from a student perspective through the uptake and use of digital technologies in a 1:1 initiative
2013 (English)In: Education Inquiry, ISSN 2000-4508, Vol. 4, no 4, 629-647 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The uptake and use of digital technologies in the classroom is studied in Unos Umea°, a jointOne-to-One (1:1) project between Umea° University and the Municipality of Umea° in Sweden. Thispaper presents the results of a survey completed by upper secondary students (N923), focusgroup interviews (N7) and classroom observations (N22). Students see possibilities inaccessing information, text skills, and work variation, while the challenges they see are difficultiesin focusing on the task at hand, technical problems, and the lack of alignment between students’and teachers’ skills in Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Using the Ecology ofResources Model (Luckin 2010), these challenges can be interpreted as the manifestation of filtersin the learning environment. How collaborative learning environments are created, the lack ofalignment between teachers’ and students’ ICT skills and how everyday use of computers in theclassroom develops will hold implications for Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) in theclassroom.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Co-Action Publishing , 2013. Vol. 4, no 4, 629-647 p.
1:1, digital technologies, TEL, learning, students
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-83875DOI: 10.3402/edui.v4i4.23223OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-83875DiVA: diva2:677810