ERIC Number: ED430537
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of Education Technology on Student Achievement: What the Most Current Research Has To Say.
This document analyzes the following five large-scale studies of education technology: (1) "Meta-Analytic Studies of Findings on Computer-Based Instruction" (J.A. Kulik) employed a statistical technique called meta-analysis to aggregate the results of over 500 individual studies to draw a single conclusion; (2) "Report on the Effectiveness of Technology in Schools, 1990-1997" (J. Sivin-Kachala) reviewed hundreds of individual studies whereby the authors shed light on consistent patterns that emerged across studies; (3) "Evaluating the Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow" (E.L. Baker, M. Gearhart, & J.L. Herman) reviewed a partnership between Apple and five schools across the nation; (4) "West Virginia's Basic Skills/Computer Education Program: An Analysis of Student Achievement" (D. Mann, et al.) reported the results of West Virginia's 10-year statewide education technology initiative; and (5) "Does It Compute? The Relationship between Educational Technology and Student Achievement in Mathematics" (H. Wenglinsky) assessed a national sample of fourth- and eighth-grade students using newer simulation and higher order thinking technologies. An evaluation of two smaller-scale studies that point to the promise that newer technologies currently afford is also included: "Computer Support for Knowledge-Building Communities" (M. Scardamalia & C. Bereiter) and "Software Design as a Learning Environment" (I. Harel & S. Papert). Conclusions are summarized related to impact and effectiveness. (AEF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Environment, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Literature Reviews, Meta Analysis, Partnerships in Education, Use Studies
Milken Exchange on Education Technology, Milken Family Foundation, 1250 Fourth St., Fourth Floor, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1353; Tel: 310-998-2825; Fax: 310-998-2899; Web site: www.milkenexchange.org
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Milken Exchange on Education Technology, Santa Monica, CA.
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia