OECD Report Finds ‘No Appreciable Improvements’ in Technology’s Impact on Learning

MISSED CONNECTION: A new OECD report titled “Students, Computers and Learning,” found “no appreciable improvements in student achievement in reading, mathematics or science in the countries that had invested heavily in ICT for education,” writes Andreas Schleicher, the organization’s director for education and skills. “And perhaps the most disappointing finding of the report is that technology is of little help in bridging the skills divide between advantaged and disadvantaged students.” It’s not all technology’s fault, however; “The conclusion that emerges is that schools and education systems are, on average, not ready to leverage the potential of technology.” Here’s the full report in all its 200-plus pages of glory.

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