Success and Challenges of Turkey’s 1:1 eLearning Initiative
• The government distributed 27,000 computers each year from 2009 to 2012 to students and their teachers, helping to develop a tech-literate population
• Participating teachers received training to integrate technology in their classrooms, but requested more training and support
• Kocaeli now has one of the highest rates of home Internet connection in Turkey, and 82 percent of students report that their siblings use the computers
Since 2009, a 1:1 eLearning project known as the One Computer Per Child Project has been taking place in the municipality of Kocaeli, Turkey. The mayor of Kocaeli identified information and communications technology (ICT) as a top priority for the region, and the mayoral office and local Ministry of Education have led the project.
The One Computer Per Child Project distributes Intel® Education Solutions solutions to all public-school sixth-grade students in the region and their homeroom teachers. The goal of the project is to support social, educational, and economic transformation by increasing ICT fluency and creating a career pipeline for future hardware and software professionals in the region.
Intel commissioned a study with local researchers from Anadolu University and SRI International to understand the initiative’s vision, successes, and challenges. This document summarizes the research findings to share key learnings—what worked, what didn’t work, what could be improved—with other interested parties.
Read the full Success and Challenges of Turkey’s 1:1 eLearning Initiative Research Summary.