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ERIC Number: EJ786443
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan-18
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0738-0569
Effects of Computer Applications on Elementary School Students' Achievement: A Meta-Analysis of Students in Taiwan
Liao, Yuen-kuang Cliff; Chang, Huei-wen; Chen, Yu-wen
Computers in the Schools, v24 n3-4 p43-64 Jan 2008
A meta-analysis was performed to synthesize existing research comparing the effects of computer applications (i.e., computer-assisted instruction, computer simulations, and Web-based learning) versus traditional instruction on elementary school students' achievement in Taiwan. Forty-eight studies were located from four sources, and their quantitative data were transformed into Effect Size (ES). The overall grand mean of the study-weighted ES for all 48 studies was 0.449. The results suggest that computer application instruction is more effective than traditional instruction for elementary school students in Taiwan. However, none of the 14 individual variables, conjectured to be related to achievement, had a statistically significant impact on the mean ES.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan