WHAT IS 1:1 LEARNING?
At St Joseph’s College the 1-to-1 (1:1) Learning Program will provide students with personal laptop computers to enhance their opportunities for learning. The laptops will help teachers at the College engage students by nurturing individual (or 1:1) learning experiences, enabling the boys to adopt an anywhere, anytime approach to their studies.
Increasingly, there has been a global move towards implementing these programs in schools. Of greater interest is how they are being used for learning in ways that deepen students’ understanding of concepts and advance schools’ and teachers' knowledge of how to use digitally rich ICT environments for teaching and learning.
WHY DOES JOEYS WANT TO USE A 1:1 MODEL FOR LEARNING?
In 2006 the College embarked on a development of our technology infrastructure to support an anywhere, anytime philosophy for learning. As we progress down the path of 1:1 learning it is essential we hold onto this philosophy. It is imperative to realise that by providing an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) rich learning environment we are fostering students who can truly become creative and innovative lifelong learners.
In 2011, we will begin implementing our 1:1 Learning Program. This will enable students to have their own personal laptop for use in all learning situations whether it be in class, other College learning areas, boarding or home. This move towards a 1:1 learning model fosters an environment that supports students to develop skills in areas such as:
With the introduction of the 1:1 Learning Program, we are making progress toward providing our students with the very best tools to engage in contemporary learning, thus keeping the focus on technology as a tool and not an end in itself. As teaching and learning practices have evolved, so too has our use of ICT and now we embark on the next exciting phase of this journey.
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