"Gary Stager is one of the true pioneers of the 1:1 laptop movement. His work in this area includes looking beyond the laptops to their effective application by students as true tools for learning. Rather than seeing 1:1 computing as a vehicle for replicating older educational models, Gary sees it as a chance to transform educational practice in ways that truly prepare young people for lifelong learning."
Dr. David Thornburg
Noted futurist, author, consultant
Want to know why one of the most dynamic school leaders in the last 30
years is walking away from his post? Australia's Wesley College principal
explains it all to Gary Stager. Published in the July 2002 issue of District
This new major reflection on 10 years of work in 'laptop schools' will appear
as a chapter in a soon-to-be-published book about laptop learning by the
Children's Technology Foundation entitled, Transforming Learning.
For more information, click here.
slides from a
panel discussion on laptops in education presented
by Gary Stager at the 2000 Schooltech Expo in New
York City, May 1, 2000.
Gary Stager, Laptop Pioneer From Melbourne to Maine, nobody has more laptop experience...
In 1990, Gary Stager was invited by Methodist Ladies' College (private school) and the Coombabah State School (public school), the first two schools in the world to provide hands-on professional development services for their teachers. Since 1990, Gary has worked with numerous Australian laptop schools and American institutions interested in the challenges and opportunities offered by ubiquitous computing. His university teaching at the graduate level involves teachers learning online and face-to-face via laptops and the Internet. Gary's leadership in the field of K-12 mobile computing is exhibited through his continuing engagement with the world's leading "laptop schools" and consulting work with such companies as Apple, Toshiba, Compaq and Microsoft. Click here for a more detailed biography.