Wireless PCs Motivate Students, Says Study

About 23,000 Michigan school children, mostly sixth-graders, were handed wireless HP notebook PCs, instructed to start a self-directed learning program (complete with highly personalized computer instruction), and left to their own devices. 1,500 teachers also joined the experiment, and a survey shows the teachers found the students were more motivated, had better student-teacher interaction, and achieved increased technology skills while using the computers. The surveyed students said the computers increased their interest in learning and made schoolwork easier. The report on these findings, backed by HP, is being analyzed, but earlier findings in similar programs demonstrated improved math and reading scores.
Via [informationweek.com]

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