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Futurelab - Projects Archive - Learning Spaces. Computers 'do not improve' pupil results, says OECD. Investing heavily in school computers and classroom technology does not improve pupils' performance, says a global study from the OECD.

Computers 'do not improve' pupil results, says OECD

The think tank says frequent use of computers in schools is more likely to be associated with lower results. The OECD's education director Andreas Schleicher says school technology had raised "too many false hopes". Tom Bennett, the government's expert on pupil behaviour, said teachers had been "dazzled" by school computers. The report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development examines the impact of school technology on international test results, such as the Pisa tests taken in more than 70 countries and tests measuring digital skills. It says education systems which have invested heavily in information and communications technology have seen "no noticeable improvement" in Pisa test results for reading, mathematics or science. Unplugged But Mr Schleicher says the "impact on student performance is mixed at best". The report says: Computers 'do not improve' pupil results, says OECD. Students, Computers and Learning - Making the Connection - en.

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Students, Computers and Learning - Making the Connection - en

Does it matter? Students, Computers and Learning: Making the Connection examines how students’ access to and use of information and communication technology (ICT) devices has evolved in recent years, and explores how education systems and schools are integrating ICT into students’ learning experiences. Don't bother buying computers for schools, says OECD report. A new report published today by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) says that “even countries which have invested heavily in information and communication technologies for education” cannot point to improved reading, mathematics or science among students.

Don't bother buying computers for schools, says OECD report

Teaching basic literacy and numeracy, the report adds, “will do more to create equal opportunities in a digital world than solely expanding or subsidising access to high-tech devices and services.” The organisation reached those conclusions after looking at results of the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a multi-country effort to measure student performance in 59 nations. Schools wasting money on computers for kids: OECD. One of the reasons that technology in the classroom leads to poorer performance among pupils is that it can be distracting, the OECD said.

Schools wasting money on computers for kids: OECD

In addition, syllabuses have not become good enough to take make the most of the technologies available. The OECD also expressed concerns about plagiarism, saying that if students copy and paste answers to questions, it is unlikely to help them become smarter. "If we want students to become smarter than a smartphone, we need to think harder about the pedagogies we are using to teach them.

Technology can amplify great teaching but great technology cannot replace poor teaching," the OECD said. Unsurprisingly, organization also found that over-use of computers can be detrimental to a child's education. The Global Search for Education: Can Tech Help Students Learn?  "There are many people involved in translating the promise of technology into a tangible benefit for students, and as a consequence there are many possible leaks in the pipe where things can go wrong.

The Global Search for Education: Can Tech Help Students Learn? 

" -- Francesco Avvisati. The Future of Education Demands More Questions, Not Answers. Global policy forum to forge future of online learning. People from across the world have been collaborating to develop policies and actions that will chart the future for higher education, says Professor Mandla Makhanya, vice-chancellor of the University of South Africa.

Global policy forum to forge future of online learning

A high-level policy forum at next month’s conference of the International Council for Open and Distance Education, or ICDE, will apply regional lenses to help forge the way ahead for online, open and flexible learning. The collaboration is sparking something great and innovative in the higher education environment, Makhanya told University World News. Is College Worth It? Clearly, New Data Say. Some newly minted college graduates struggle to find work.

Is College Worth It? Clearly, New Data Say

Others accept jobs for which they feel overqualified. Student debt, meanwhile, has topped $1 trillion. It’s enough to create a wave of questions about whether a college education is still worth it. A new set of income statistics answers those questions quite clearly: Yes, college is worth it, and it’s not even close. For all the struggles that many young college graduates face, a four-year degree has probably never been more valuable. The pay gap between college graduates and everyone else reached a record high last year, according to the new data, which is based on an analysis of Labor Department statistics by the Economic Policy Institute in Washington. Photo Continue reading the main story. Bett Show 2016 - Seminar presentations 2015. 'Future focused' schools lead the way. By Nina Burton For those who left school a while ago, the inside of a modern classroom might seem like a pretty foreign place.

'Future focused' schools lead the way

Far from the days of chalk and pencils though are so-called "future-focused" schools – no bells, no individual classrooms, and Principal Birch is simply known as Daniel. "They don't have one particular teacher; they have a group of teachers who they can access as experts," says Mr Birch. "They learn to collaborate, they learn to problem solve and they learn to take risks. " This is future-focused education, and Auckland's Hobsonville Point primary and secondary schools are leading the way. More work needed in blending online and onsite learning. Although the traditional lecture hall is unlikely to ever disappear completely, it is increasingly being supplemented – and in some cases replaced – by technology.

More work needed in blending online and onsite learning

And while a combination of both online and onsite learning as a teaching means is proving successful, more work is needed for this combination to truly internationalise the global learning experience. The digital revolution has turned conventional teaching and studying on its head, affecting students, academics and campuses worldwide. Europe lagging Despite the MOOCs – massive open online courses – revolution three years ago opening up new vistas in the fields of digital teaching and learning, Europe is still lagging slightly in the digital revolution. However, it has the capability to find new avenues for improving quality and access to higher education, said the study. Generally, the role of European higher education institutions in the digital disruption of education has been erratic.

Blending provision Provider examples. Gadsden school board reviewing Virtual School policy. A proposed policy was introduced at the last board meeting, and board members are expected to consider it at their next meeting Sept. 8.

Gadsden school board reviewing Virtual School policy

Rhonda Perry, Gadsden City Schools director of school improvement, accountability and curriculum, said the proposed Virtual Online Academy as part of the newly implemented STEP Academy will give students another option for achieving the credits they need to graduate. The academy will have no tuition costs and minimal fees. Welcome to Forbes. The future of universities: The digital degree. 5 Top Augmented Reality Apps for Education. The concept of augmented reality has been in existence for a few years now despite the fact that many users of mobile devices are under the impression that it is a new phenomenon.

New technologies such as Google’s augmented reality glasses which are the first computing eyewear are still in the testing phase. This leads mobile device users to believe augmented reality is new on the horizon. Ir.citi. New Classrooms Innovation Partners. Welcome to Forbes. A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future. Over the next generation, whether they work for corporations, small businesses, government organizations, nonprofits, or other organizations, many U.S. employees will move from working primarily with American colleagues, bosses, and customers for American organizations in U.S. cities, to being part of global teams.

As leaders, they will use technology to bridge geographic divides, build organizations that transcend borders, and work together with colleagues from around the world on issues such as climate change, food security, and population growth -- issues that require multinational teams coming together to effect change. Harvard Business School really has created the classroom of the future - Fortune. © Time Inc. All rights reserved. 8 Technologies That Will Shape Future Classrooms.

What does the future of learning hold? What will classrooms of the future be like? Emerging technologies such as cloud computing, augmented reality (AR) and 3D printing are paving the way for the future of education in ways we may have yet to see. The future of the classroom - Fortune. Education-2025 - The Classroom of the Future. The Physical Space. FEcommentary. Future Challenge Areas. Here are the six future challenge areas selected by SSHRC through the Imagining Canada’s Future initiative. Teacher Shortage? Or Teacher Pipeline Problem? : NPR Ed. This is the canary in the coal mine. Several big states have seen alarming drops in enrollment at teacher training programs. The numbers are grim among some of the nation's largest producers of new teachers: In California, enrollment is down 53 percent over the past five years.

Extreme Learners. Future of Learning. Auditory Processing in Noise: A Preschool Biomarker for Literacy. Abstract Learning to read is a fundamental developmental milestone, and achieving reading competency has lifelong consequences. Although literacy development proceeds smoothly for many children, a subset struggle with this learning process, creating a need to identify reliable biomarkers of a child’s future literacy that could facilitate early diagnosis and access to crucial early interventions.

National Center On Universal Design for Learning. UDL On Campus: Home. Universal Design for Learning In Higher Education.