In "Safe at Home." we look at the ways schools protect laptops distributed
to students as part of a 1-to-1 computing program. Below, administrators report on the
obstacles they encounter in the effort to provide students with take-home technologies.
- Three of the top four most often cited barriers to issuing take-home devices reflect cost concerns.
- Affordability of the device was named by more than half of the respondents as an obstacle.
- Curricular-based issues (class management, coordinating schoolwork) rate as less of a concern.
What are the top three barriers you face when providing tech-based learning
opportunities for students beyond the classroom?
--Data courtesy of Speak Up 2008, an annual national research project that surveys K-12 students, teachers, parents, and
administrators. Speak Up is produced by Project Tomorrow, a national education nonprofit organization
providing leadership, research, and programming to support science, math, and technology education in America's schools.
This article originally appeared in the October 1, 2009 issue of THE Journal.