Bridging the Digital Divide: The Impact of Laptop Computer Initiatives on Middle School Teaching and Learning

By Michael Fox.

Published by The Learner Collection

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A review of the major laptop initiatives in North America, as well as the results of a two year initiative to provide teachers and students with their own laptop computer.

Keywords: Student Laptop Computer Use, Teaching and Learning, Technology in the Classroom

International Journal of Learning, Volume 13, Issue 5, pp.43-56. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 914.518KB).

Dr. Michael Fox

Michael Fox began his appointment as Vice-President (Academic and Research) at Mount Allison University on July 1, 2002. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Fox was Vice President (Students) at the University of Winnipeg and prior to his move to Winnipeg in 1996, he was Dean of Students at Bishop's University, Lennoxville, Quebec. Dr. Fox has been a teacher, researcher and Department Chair in Geography, as well as holding cross-appointments in Education and Canadian & American Studies. Dr. Fox has a wide range of research interests, including inner city revitalization, geographic education, education and school transport policy and planning, as well as access issues in post-secondary education. Dr. Fox has received numerous citations, including the Province of Quebec's Prix d'excellence for Teaching, the Chancellor's Award for Teaching and the Manitoba Sustainable Development Award for Research. Dr. Fox is currently Coordinator of the New Brunswick Dedicated Notebook Computer Research Project for the Department of Education.

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