What is in short supply is recent research, by that I mean from 2008 onwards and studies that are longitudinal.
I have selected 2008, because by this date just taking Australia, laptops had become:
- more affordable, powerful, portable and
- wireless connections had become more reliable
- internet access more reliable and faster
From the Edmonton Journal: High-speed networking changes how we learn our ABCs
Various Microsoft laptop and associated technology programs in Canada are linked here.
This blog would seem to be a must follow for leadership on this 1:1 topic.
Interesting work on OLPC by Mark Warschauer: OLPC: How not to run a Laptop Program.