, Volume 63, Issue 1, pp 53–61 | Cite as

Four More Years? A Longitudinal Study of One High School’s 1:1 iPad Implementation

  • John H. CurryEmail author
  • Sean R. Jackson
  • Maria L. Benchic
Original Paper


In the fall of 2012, Mason County High School implemented a 1:1 iPad program which placed the devices into the hands of every teacher and student. Researchers examined data from student and teacher interviews, program maintenance data and instructional change examples to answer the question, “Did it work?” With digital and blended learning design theory being at the forefront of the instructional design research field right now, this article provides an in-depth look at an existing environment of digital access. This investigation represents a unique look beyond merely the implementation of such systems (short-term analysis) and evaluates a sample program over the last 4 years (long-term analysis). While there was evidence of success with the implementation and subsequent rollout of the device program, this study was conducted to investigate the long-term effect of the devices on instruction and school change.


1:1 implementation Longitudinal study Technology integration 


Compliance with Ethical Standards

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.

Note that the Editor-in-Chief of the journal coordinated the double-blind review process for this article, as one of the authors of the paper is on the team of guest editors for this special issue of the journal.

Conflict of Interest

All authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Morehead State UniversityMoreheadUSA
  2. 2.Mason County High SchoolMaysvilleUSA
  3. 3.Fairborn City SchoolsFairbornUSA

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