Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
I agree with the sentiments expressed in this post. Asked whether technology improves student learning, the first response may be to say that there are other factors involved, and then to hunt about for those surveys that point to a grade increase. But this is the correct response: "Because the technology becomes part of a complex network of changes, its impact cannot be reduced to a simple cause-and-effect model that would provide a definitive answer to how it has improved student achievement." And, "the value of technology for students will not be realized unless attention is paid to several important considerations that support the effective use of technology."

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