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ERIC Number: EJ795716
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0740-7874
Learning with Technology: The Impact of Laptop Use on Student Achievement
Gulek, James Cengiz; Demirtas, Hakan
ERS Spectrum, v23 n4 p4-20 Fall 2005
Rapid technological advances in the last decade have sparked educational practitioners' interest in utilizing laptops as an instructional tool to improve student learning. There is substantial evidence that using technology as an instructional tool enhances student learning and educational outcomes. Research suggests that, compared with their non-laptop counterparts, students in classrooms that provide all students with their own laptops spend more time involved in collaborative work, participate in more project-based instruction, produce writing of higher quality and greater length, gain increased access to information, improve research analysis skills, and spend more time doing homework on computers. Research has also shown that these students direct their own learning, report a greater reliance on active learning strategies, readily engage in problem solving and critical thinking, and consistently show deeper and more flexible uses of technology than students without individual laptops. (Contains 15 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California