I came from a 1:1 environment and my new school is 1:1 as well. What a
fun adventure it's been to learn how things work here! It's sort of
like people say about the UK and the US--two countries divided by a
common language. So many things I "knew" are different here--Final Site to Whipple Hill, Blackbaud to Senior Systems. . .
One thing that has come up is a strong desire for a language lab by
the World Languages department chair. I was caught off-guard by the
request because I assumed that in the 1:1 environment, a lab of
computers and headsets for foreign language would be redundant. Then I
remembered what we say about assuming and thought I'd better do some
research. I looked at the school computing wiki.
I have a 10 question almost entirely multiple choice survey
that I am hoping others will complete about language labs. I used a
Google docs form, so the results are published nearly instantly (the
link is on the bottom of the survey, but you do have to cut and paste).
Please share this with anyone you feel could contribute or might find the results helpful.