The Claims of EdTech (supposedly backed by research)

George Veletsianos, Mar 10, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes

George Veletsianos points to an email that "paints a direct and unequivocal relationship between edtech use and outcomes.: 'use of educational technology resulted in.'" But, he says, "That's not actually the case." In the actual reserach, there were some differences in outcomes, but they weren't statistically significant. And "teachers used technology to efficiently facilitate drill and practice test preparation activities." It makes you just want to sign. He points out that "such claims are of course neither new nor isolated."

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