Thursday, September 17, 2015

Do Computers Help Learning?

Certainly an overuse doesn't, as we learn here:
The more students use computers, the lower their achievement, according to a report from the OECD...

In countries where students often use online chats for schoolwork, the decline was sharp. They “may be missing out on other more effective learning activities,” the report suggests...

In addition to crowding out other activities, such as reading, “computers might also be killing more helpful paths of thought and discovery,” Ferdman writes.
If you're surprised by this, raise your hand.

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