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Peterson and Scharber publish about student technology teams

Lana Peterson, doctoral candidate in LT and LT Media Lab’s community engagement coordinator, and Cassie Scharber, associate professor and LTML’s co-director, recently published an article in the International Journal of Information and Learning Technology. Their article is part of a special issue focused on research trends in instructional technology.
ABSTRACT
Purpose
The purpose of this paper is to describe the practice of using student technology teams (STTs) offered at a high school within a 1:1 district.
Design/methodology/approach
This qualitative case study (Merriam, 1998, 2009) documents how an STT program functioned in 2015-2016 academic year.
Findings
Findings show the STT provided a rich and authentic learning opportunity for students interested in information technology. The district benefits greatly through both cost savings and personnel support related to its 1:1 initiative.
Originality/value
As there is no current research on K-12 STTs, this study serves as a foundation for a practice that is growing within schools.
CITATION
Peterson, L., & Scharber, C. (2017). Supporting a 1:1 program with a student technology team. International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, Special Issue: Research Trends in Instructional Technology, 34(5), 396-408. doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJILT-06-2017-0049