by Martin Cothran
The research on learning technology in schools has never been very flattering. And now we have several more recent studies showing just how lackluster are the results of computers in schools:
For this report, the researchers asked millions of high school students in dozens of countries about their access to computers both in the classroom and at home, and compared their answers to scores on the 2012 PISA. Here’s the money quote:
“Students who use computers very frequently at school do a lot worse in most learning outcomes, even after controlling for social background and student demographics.”
That’s right. Lots of computer time meant worse school performance — by a lot.
Read about this and several others studies from NPR News here.