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Commentators Weigh in on OECD Report's Claim that Technology Hasn't Improved Student Learning

Sep 23, 2015

UNHELPFUL: Apparently, technology has not improved student learning, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and a report it published on September 15 entitled “Students, Computers, and Learning.” Commentators including Stanford professor Larry Cuban and higher ed blogger David Glance have weighed in: Cuban writes that the “three-legged stool” of justification for buying new technologies—academic improvement, the transformation of teaching, and an information-driven market—is wobbling. Glance writes that the OECD measured only superficial digital skills, that is, teachers aren’t teaching digital skills that prepare students for complex corporate systems. 

Worth noting: The data examined by the OECD is based on student outcomes between 2000 and 2012. 

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Commentators Weigh in on OECD Report's Claim that Technology Hasn't Improved Student Learning

Sep 23, 2015

UNHELPFUL: Apparently, technology has not improved student learning, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and a report it published on September 15 entitled “Students, Computers, and Learning.” Commentators including Stanford professor Larry Cuban and higher ed blogger David Glance have weighed in: Cuban writes that the “three-legged stool” of justification for buying new technologies—academic improvement, the transformation of teaching, and an information-driven market—is wobbling. Glance writes that the OECD measured only superficial digital skills, that is, teachers aren’t teaching digital skills that prepare students for complex corporate systems. 

Worth noting: The data examined by the OECD is based on student outcomes between 2000 and 2012. 

What do you think?

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