This research compared the experiences of one-to-one deployment of a small group of MLTI high schools with those of a small group of netbook high schools in the following areas:
General observations: What have been the benefits and challenges of launching a 1:1 program in high school? Has the type of device affected the experiences of schools (netbooks vs. MLTI MacBooks)?
Usage of 1:1 Devices: How do the experiences of the students and teachers compare in the two different programs? Are the less expensive netbook devices adequate for use in the classroom? Does the level of technology integration vary by type of device deployed?
Cost: Netbooks cost considerably less than MacBooks, but potentially come with additional costs for repair and replacement, software, etc. This research will attempt to measure some of those costs.
Walker, Leanne C.; Johnson, Amy F.; and Silvernail, David L., "Early Observations of High School Deployment of One-to-One Technology: A Qualitative Look at One-to-One Computing in Maine High Schools" (2012). Education Technology. 8.