"Technology Can Amplify Great Teaching But Not Replace Poor Teaching"
The sixth chapter of the study, Students, Computers and Learning: Making the Connection, shows the following figures that demonstrate the negative correlation between learning outcomes and computer use in mathematics and reading.
|The above figures are copied from OECD (2015), Students, Computers and Learning: Making the Connection, PISA, OECD Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264239555-en|
Technology, of course, provides new pedagogical and assessment avenues, but in this regard, educators must first acquire the know-how necessary to use the new tools provided. Unfortunately, in this area, educators sometimes lose their focus on student learning while trying to learn and incorporate these tools in their classrooms. The challenges faced by educators and the skills required to guarantee good use of the internet can explain why greater computer use does not lead to better learning outcomes.