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

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Neset Hikmet

Independent

Eileen Zalkin Taylor

North Carolina State University

Christopher J. Davis

University of South Florida - College of Business

Date Written: September 1, 2008

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Hikmet, Neset and Taylor, Eileen Zalkin and Davis, Christopher J., The Student Productivity Paradox: Technology Mediated Learning in Schools (September 1, 2008). Communications of the ACM, 51(9), 128-131 (2008), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2504207

Neset Hikmet

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Eileen Zalkin Taylor (Contact Author)

North Carolina State University ( email )

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Raleigh, NC 27695-8113
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Christopher J. Davis

University of South Florida - College of Business ( email )

St. Petersburg, FL 33705
United States

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