Educational Outcomes and Research from 1:1 Computing Settings

  • Damian Bebell Boston College
  • Laura O'Dwyer Boston College
Keywords: 1, one to one, comupting settings, assessment, testing, special edition


Despite the growing interest in 1:1 computing initiatives, relatively little empirical research has focused on the outcomes of these investments. The current special edition of the Journal of Technology and Assessment presents four empirical studies of K–12 1:1 computing programs and one review of key themes in the conversation about 1:1 computing among advocates and critics. In this introduction to our 1:1 special edition, we synthesize across the studies and discuss the emergent themes. Looking specifically across these studies, we summarize evidence that participation in the 1:1 programs was associated with increased student and teacher technology use, increased student engagement and interest level, and modest increases in student achievement.
How to Cite
Bebell, D., & O’Dwyer, L. (2010). Educational Outcomes and Research from 1:1 Computing Settings. The Journal of Technology, Learning and Assessment, 9(1). Retrieved from