Starting in 2011, OERI research was based on “The Road to One to One: 21st Century Teaching and Learning,” and focused on research into effective practices for using digital technologies to enhance student achievement and school effectiveness. This project is based on the following assumption: In the next three to five years, public schools will accomplish great strides toward evolving instruction to incorporate digital capabilities that support one-to-one (1:1) technology.
1:1 means one computerized device per student. Currently, 1:1 educational technologies in K-12 education are wireless, accessible to the internet and at least one local school network, equipped with software and support for classroom instruction, homework, tests, feedback, presentations, social networking, and productivity applications (e.g., word processing and spreadsheets), available for use 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and compatible with digital tools and resources such as online courses, interactive whiteboards, and probes for data collection and science experiments.
Research reports were provided to individual districts for focused utilization of results related to overall establishment of 1:1 technology approaches.