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Slovakia Notebook per every pupil project - research results
Author: Roman Baranovic, Microsoft | June 22nd, 2009
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Microsoft Unlimited Potential Group announced findings from a commissioned report by a team of educational research professionals on the benefits of students having one-to-one access to laptops in the classroom. Evaluating two schools that participated in the “Notebook per Every Pupil” project sponsored by Microsoft and Lenovo, researchers from Faculty of Education of Comenius University found that:
• The use of laptops in the classroom increases student’s motivation and fosters a more positive attitude toward studying.
• 88% of Trstená pupils and 40% of Bošany pupils report overall improvement (answered question “Do you think you have improved from the beginning of the project?” by picking one of the two most positive choices on a six degree scale)
• Working with students who have their own laptops increases teacher’s motivation and helps them more efficiently conduct their lessons.
• The use of laptops helps teachers build new, innovative teaching strategies.
• Parent’s satisfaction with their child’s education increases when laptops are introduced in the learning process.
• In self-evaluation test in school success, the rates of pupils from Trstená significantly exceeded other classes in area of confidence and general skills.

These 37 students were compared through the April 2009 with 56 students of the same age and economic background who do not use laptops in the classroom. The study also examines the experience of their parents and teachers. Full results from this study can be found on the new English – language version of the “Notebook per Every Pupil” website launched today: http://www.notebookprekazdehoziaka.sk. also available http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-275514

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