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Learning Technology Effectiveness

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Student access to technology is no longer a privilege: it is a prerequisite for full participation in high-quality education opportunities.

Learning Technology Effectiveness


Technology is not a silver bullet and cannot—by itself—produce the benefits we seek in learning, but without technology, schools have little chance of rising to 21st-century expectations. Syntheses of best available evidence consistently indicate the potential for positive effects when technology is a key ingredient in well-designed learning systems. Smart policy will both ensure equality of access to technology and also encourage uses of that technology that focus on specific connections to learning processes and address all the factors in complete learning systems. Smart research and development investment will be in learning systems that include technology applications as well as the conditions that support students and teachers to use them effectively toward strong learning.
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Superintendents discuss the importance of getting quality devices in the hands of students during a May 2014 technical working group.