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ERIC Number: EJ956457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1962
Bridging the Social Gap through Educational Technology: Using the Time to Know Digital Teaching Platform
Rosen, Yigal; Wolf, Iris
Educational Technology, v51 n5 p39-43 Sep-Oct 2011
This article describes the educational effects of the Time To Know Digital Teaching Platform used with low socio-economic status (SES) students' in learning mathematics, Hebrew, and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in Israel. The study described in the article is based on the assumption that one of the possible solutions for bridging the social gap between low-SES students and others can be based on narrowing the "digital divide," particularly by bringing a 1:1 computing social-constructivist learning environment to the low-SES students. The subjects were 49 fifth-grade students of a low-SES, who joined a Time To Know program in Israel, and 42 fifth-grade students who learned in a traditional setting. Findings indicated that learning with the Time To Know program significantly enhanced students' mathematics, Hebrew, and EFL achievements. In addition, the findings showed that as a result of learning in the Time To Know environment, the knowledge and skills gap between the students was significantly narrowed. The authors discuss the nature of the unique impact of educational technology on low-SES students and suggest practical implications of their research findings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel