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A review of New Brunswick's dedicated notebook research project : Bilan de la recherche sur l'utilisation d'ordinateurs portatifs en salle de classe au Nouveau-Brunswick: l'informtion individualisée - une intervention probante dans le mode de fonctionnement en classe

2008

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The goal of the New Brunswick Department of Education is to have the best education system in Canada.2 Currently, New Brunswick ranks tenth in science, ninth in reading, and eighth in mathematics among ten Canadian provinces participating in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD’s) Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), while in 2005/06 New Brunswick had [...] Relying on its review of the research literature and the expe- rience of people implementing dedicated computer access programs in Canada, the United States and Europe, New Brunswick established four key objectives: • To enrich teaching and learning practices to support the skills required to succeed in the global knowledge economy; • To improve both teacher and student ICT competencies; • To impa [...] Learning from the experience of others, the implementation of the dedicated computer access research project was designed to address key success indicators – teacher knowledge and experience in using technology in the classroom; a stable, reliable and supported technology platform; and the role of instructional leadership in the school. [...] Within the broad goals for the initiative established by the Department, schools and teachers were free to develop specific curricular priorities based on the prior experience of participating teachers and the improve- ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY MENTORS ment plan of the school. [...] This, combined with the fact that technology setup and deployment solutions developed for the early phase of the project continue to be reused, reduces the amount of resources necessary to expand and main- tain the initiative.

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education school educational technology curriculum psychology communication academic achievement culture language leadership computer-assisted instruction students teachers teaching software teacher cognition ict motivation human activities educational further education teaching and learning classroom computing and information technology behavior modification student engagement mentors inclusion (education)

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