"Beginning in 2002, the MLTI program provided laptops to all 7th and 8th grade students and teachers in the state of Maine. In addition, Airport wireless networking, Internet access, and a variety of educational software has been provided. Furthermore, technical assistance and professional development for effectively integrating the laptops into the classroom curriculum have been provided to educators on an ongoing basis."
Quelle: Biblionetz:b03795"The Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) is a statewide program through which students in seventh and eighth grade are given a laptop computer. Seventh grade students and their teachers in more than 240 schools first received laptops in Fall 2002 (Fairman, 2004; Silvernail & Lane 2004); eighth grade students and their teachers received laptops the following year. In all, laptops were distributed to over 34,000 students and 3,000 teachers during the initial phase, and since that time, all Maine seventh and eighth graders have received laptops. In 2009, the MLTI was expanded to include Maine high schools with the distribution of about 65,000 laptops to students and faculty in grades 7 through 12. As of January 2010, participants in the MLTI included 226 middle schools (100%), 66 public (55%) and 1 private high school, 29,570 7-8th grade students, 23,717 9-12th grade students, 4,468 7-8th teachers, and 7, 401 9-12th grade teachers (Maine Department of Education, 2010)"
Quelle: Biblionetz:t13632Laptop Initiatives: Summary of Research Across Six States