The Student Productivity Paradox: Technology Mediated Learning in Schools
Communications of the ACM, 51(9), 128-131 (2008)
Posted: 29 Oct 2014 Last revised: 9 Mar 2015
Date Written: September 1, 2008
With increasing pressure on educational institutions to enhance learning outcomes and effectiveness, many school administrators and school boards are investing heavily in information and communications technologies (ICT). Of the 51 chief state school officers in the U.S., 48 ranked the “use of technology in instruction” as the second most important issue facing public education in the year 2000, and the most important issue expected to face public education in the year 2020. In addition, the K-12 market in the US will increase spending on ICT from $5.1 billion in 2005 to $6.0 billion in 2009. This article discusses findings related to the impact of ICT on student success and productivity.
Keywords: ICT, Information and Communication Technology, Education, Productivity
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