Jun 232011

Information Communications Technology: The Reality of ICT in the Classroom Doesn’t Live Up to the Potential

Information Communications Technology: Nick Carr, Via Educational Technology Debate

The National Bureau of Economic Research recently began circulating the results of what is being termed the largest study yet of what happens to academic performance when you give a kid a computer. The news is not good. The study, conducted by Jacob Vigdor and Helen Ladd at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, examined extensive data on all middle school students in North Carolina public schools between 2000 and 2005. Those years, as the researchers point out, were a time when home computer use and broadband access were both expanding rapidly.


What has been your experience with Information Communications Technology (ICT)?

My Response:

Tom McDonald 

It does make a difference if the Information Communications Technology (ict) is one-to-many focused or is one-to-one focused (intelligent tutoring system, that includes brain-based, accelerated learning methodologies)

The issue is the current teaching/learning methodologies do not mold to the individual needs of differing students.

If the existing, ineffective, one to many teaching/learning approach is enhanced by technology, you will get the same disappointing results, faster. Tom


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