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analyzed an 8 year study following students in a technology integrated curriculum and compared them to a traditional curriculum
student scores increased 94 points on average
analyzed a large study by James Kulik (1994) that compiled more than 500 studies analyzing computer based instruction
students enjoyed their classes
students had a more positive attitude towards school
increased efficiency of instruction time
student scores increased (see table)
Kulick found that students scored on average in the 64 th percentile as compared to those without computer based instruction scoring on average at the 50 th percentile. Table excerpted from Kulick, James A. (1994). Meta-Analytic Studies of Findings on Computer-Based Instruction. Meta-Analysis Instructional Level Number of Studies Analyzed Percentile Gain Over Control Group Bangert-Drowns, J. Kulik, & C. Kulik (1985) Secondary 51 10 Burns & Bozeman (1981) Elementary and Secondary School 44 14 Cohen &Dacanay (1991) Health Professions Education 38 18 Hartley (1978) Elementary and Secondary Math 33 16 Fletcher (1990) Higher Education and Adult Training 28 19 C. Kulik & J. Kulik (1986) College 119 11 C. Kulik, J. Kulik, & Shwalb (1986) Adult Education 30 15 J. Kulik, C. Kulik, & Bangert-Drowns (1985) Elementary 44 16 Niemiec & Walbert (1985) Elementary 48 14 Roblyer (1988) Elementary to Adult Education 82 12 Schmidt, Weinstein, Niemiec, & Walberg (1985) Special Education 18 22 Willett, Yamashita, & Anderson (1983) Pre-College Science 11 9
Teacher Technology Training More Positive School Climate Higher Achievement Computer use mainly for simulations and applications Source: Educational Testing Service, “Does it compute?” an analysis of 1996 National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Prepare Students for Post-Secondary School and the Workforce (Eileen O’Kane 2010)
Students need to understand technology to be successful (Eileen O’Kane 2010)