image The study provides an overview and analysis of 1:1 initiatives in Europe, synthesising research findings on 1:1 learning in primary and secondary schools, identifying factors for successful implementation of 1:1 initiatives, and presenting policy options that successfully promote technological, pedagogical and organisational innovation in Education and Training (E&T).

The report presents 31 recent 1:1 initiatives that involve approximately 47,000 schools and 17,500,000 students in primary and/or secondary education across 19 European countries. 1:1 learning initiatives are equipping students of a given school, class or age group with portable devices (e.g. laptops, netbooks, tablets or smartphones) for learning purposes. Such initiatives exist already for quite some years (e.g. One Laptop Per Child) and increasingly, governments and other educational stakeholders in Europe and elsewhere are investing further in the wider roll-out of 1:1 devices. Major questions are arising however on the sustainability, impact, costs, renewal and mainstreaming of such initiatives, especially now when educational budgets are under pressure in Europe due to the economic climate.

Anja Balanskat, Diana Bannister, Benjamin Hertz, Ester Sigillò, Riina Vuorikari
counsellors, educational authorities, policy makers, researchers, teachers
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