Teacher and students

Students, computers and learning: 5 takeaways from *that* OECD report

It was with breathlessness more suited to the daily rag that the BBC ran the headline Computers ‘do not improve’ pupil results, says OECD while the Register yelled “Don’t bother buying computers for schools, says OECD report”, prompting an outpouring of reaction that, predictably, asserted the opposite. Still, we are sensible professionals who are quite capable…

The impact of digital technology on learning

I recently saw the following piece of research – “The Impact of Digital Technology on Learning” – pass across my desktop, via DERN (the Digital Education Research Network). Overview In their intro to this report, DERN states: “Taking into account the scarcity of rigorous research into the benefits of teaching and learning with digital technologies, [this…

Master of Education thesis: Packing my bags

My MEd thesis. A mountain stretching away above me into the clouds. I thought I was packing enough tools for the journey during the last few years of completing various post-grad papers, but now I look ahead to the next year or so, I feel like I have brought the equivalent of a can of…