image Following the successful implementation of the Acer-European Schoolnet Educational Netbook Pilot in 2010/2011, Acer and European Schoolnet carried out a new pilot study on the use of tablet devices to enhance teaching and learning practices in 2012. This is an executive summary.

Acer equipped 263 teachers in 63 schools from eight European countries with Acer Iconia W500 tablet computers. The countries involved were Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Additionally, 116 students received tablets as part of the pilot, one classroom set of tablets was provided to a UK school (26 tablets per class) and three classrooms were equipped with tablets (30 tablets per class) in Spain. The objectives of the project were to gain a better understanding of teachers’ use of tablets to enhance students’ learning. In cases where each student of a specific class was provided with tablets, the project aimed to investigate further 1:1 teaching and learning approaches. In detail the project aimed to explore and document teachers use of tablets in school and at home; identify good practices regarding the use of tablets and to foster the exchange of practices between teachers; provide guidelines to schools considering the implementation of this technology; and examine key factors for the successful integration of tabletsin schools.

Anja Balanskat, Benjamin Hertz
counsellors, educational authorities, policy makers, researchers, teachers
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