Planning for 1-to-1
Welcome to the Planning for 1-to-1 DigiPub
1-to-1 Learning
Policy, Practical Advice and School Stories

This publication provides advice on what schools need to consider to make informed decisions about 1-to-1 program implementation by:

  • presenting the options available to ensure students have access to digital technologies
  • demonstrating the learning and teaching benefits that 1-to-1 has for students, parents and the school community
  • outlining the key elements to consider when planning, implementing and sustaining a school's 1-to-1 program, and
  • sharing practices from schools across Victoria.

Through increased access to technology, students can leverage learning tools that are highly differentiated, collaborative and experiential. The precise application of technology and quality instruction can enhance learning. Moreover, with increased connectivity between school life, private life and social life, portable devices and high speed broadband open up the possibility for new models of instruction outside of the traditional classroom setting.

Planning, implementing and sustaining a 1-to-1 learning program to provide personal access to students presents both challenges and opportunities.

"...the purpose of 1-to-1 learning is to create confident, flexible, self-directed, lifelong learners… At the heart of good 1-to-1 learning is equity to ensure that all students have equal access to technology-rich experiences, and simplicity to ensure that it is easy to manage and sustain." Microsoft

Showcasing 1-to-1 Learning

Video: Effective 1-to-1 Learning: Surf Coast Secondary College



DEECD gratefully acknowledges the Queensland Government Department of Education, Training and the Arts in developing the Smart Classrooms@21 Steps to 21st Century 1-to-1 Success publication (21 Steps). We would also like to recognise the contribution of the Anytime Anywhere Learning Federation (AALF) to that body of work. This DEECD material has been significantly based on the 21 Steps framework.

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