Technology in Classrooms Doesn’t Always Boost Education Results, OECD Says

16. September 2015

Date: 16-09-2015
Source: The Wall Street Journal

Overexposure to computers and the Internet causes educational outcomes to drop, study finds

While student performance improves when technology is used in moderation, overexposure to computers and the Internet causes educational outcomes to drop, according to a study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Beefing up technology in the classroom doesn’t always lead to better education for children, according to a new study from an international consortium presented Tuesday.

The report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, or OECD, tracked educational outcome among students based on their use of technology at home and in the classroom. While student performance improves when they use technology in moderation, the group found, overexposure to computers and the Internet causes educational outcomes to drop. Read the rest of this entry »