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Impact of ICT in Education: Evidence and Future Direction


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Presentation at CoSN Annual Conference
Venue: Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington DC
Date: 6 March 2012

Published in: Education, Technology

Impact of ICT in Education: Evidence and Future Direction

  1. 1. Impact of ICT inEducation: Evidence and Future Direction CoSN Annual Conference Washington, 6 March 2012 Øystein Johannessen Cerpus/Education Impact !1
  2. 2. Outline• Approaches to impact analysys• What do we know about the effects of ICT?• The Road(s) Ahead • Slides at !2
  3. 3. "Assessing the effects of ICT in education" !3
  4. 4. Approaches to Impact• End point of intervention• Impact and assessing impact is often related to policy goals• Quantifying versus assessing impact• Axis: "Raising standards" vs "Assessing Learning" !4
  5. 5. Some findings from EUN Impact Study (2006)• ICT impacts positively on educational performance in primary schools, especially in the native language, less in science, and not in mathematics (Machin, UK, 2006) •  ICT improves attainment levels of school children in native language (above all), in Science and in Design and technology, between ages 7 and 16, particularly in primary schools. ( Harrison, UK, 2002)• Pupils, parents and parents consider ICT has a positive impact on pupils´ learning (Rambøll, Denmark, 2006) !5
  6. 6. OECD on Impact of ICTs• It is the quality of usage rather the amount of usage that defines the impact of ICT • PISA studies have shown correlations between ICT familiarity at home and PISA scores • No clear correlation between in-school ICT use and PISA score • Lack of models and longitudinal studies !6
  7. 7. The Roads Ahead• The Indicator Road: "Higher order benchmarks"• The Assessment Road: narrow double assessment gap. ICT in formative assessment.• The Comptetency Road: ICT for key comptetencies and 21st century skills• The Social Road !7
  8. 8. The Social Road• Civics (Arabic Spring, DeforestAction)• Social Cohesion• Employability !8
  9. 9. Thank you for listeningIn times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists !9