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Bulman, George; Fairlie, Robert W. – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2016
A substantial amount of money is spent on technology by schools, families and policymakers with the hope of improving educational outcomes. This paper explores the theoretical and empirical literature on the impacts of technology on educational outcomes. The literature focuses on two primary contexts in which technology may be used for educational…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Software, Internet
Oreopoulos, Philip; Dunn, Ryan – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2012
High school students from disadvantaged high schools in Toronto were invited to take two surveys, about three weeks apart. Half of the students taking the first survey were also shown a 3 minute video about the benefits of post secondary education (PSE) and invited to try out a financial-aid calculator. Most students' perceived returns to PSE were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Student Surveys, Video Technology
Tyler, John H. – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2011
The past decade has seen increased testing of students and the concomitant proliferation of computer-based systems to store, manage, analyze, and report the data that comes from these tests. The research to date on teacher use of these data has mostly been qualitative and has mostly focused on the conditions that are necessary (but not necessarily…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Internet, Data Analysis, Urban Schools
Figlio, David N.; Rush, Mark; Yin, Lu – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2010
This paper presents the first experimental evidence on the effects of live versus internet media of instruction. Students in a large introductory microeconomics course at a major research university were randomly assigned to live lectures versus watching these same lectures in an internet setting, where all other factors (e.g., instruction,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Research Universities, Microeconomics, Internet
Vigdor, Jacob L.; Ladd, Helen F. – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2010
Does differential access to computer technology at home compound the educational disparities between rich and poor? Would a program of government provision of computers to early secondary school students reduce these disparities? We use administrative data on North Carolina public school students to corroborate earlier surveys that document broad…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Tests, Access to Computers, Computers