What is a 1:1 learning initiative?

1:1 means that each student and each teacher in the school has a tablet or laptop computer they bring to school every day.  Historically, there have been “target” numbers for schools to try to achieve such as eight students for every one computer (8:1). The idea that teaching and learning can be changed in a substantive way by making sure every student can use a computer in every class has been shortened to “1:1”.