The TIP project in Texas pioneered an entirely
new concept in educational technology—total
immersion of faculty and students in technology.
TIP steps far beyond simple 1:1 computing experiments
where computers are merely adjunct to the educational
process, and instead completely envelops participants
in technology. Teachers still facilitate learning,
but they now have the technology to carry the
act of learning beyond the classroom walls and
beyond the school day.
The primary goal of TIP is
to increase the academic progress of students
who are par-ticipating in the pilot project
by immersing the campus with appropriate innovative
tech-nologies including, but not limited to,
wireless mobile computing devices, software,
online formative assessment tools, and online
resources. While the grant funding ceased as
of 2008, TIP grantees will continue to provide
information on how they are able to continue
their programs through sustainability reports
through the year 2011.