Technology enhances educational experience, Concordia research finds

January 16, 2012

In a 40-year retrospective on the impact of technology in classrooms, Concordia University researchers suggest that technology delivers content and supports student achievement. The research brought together data from 60,000 elementary school, high school, and PSE students, and compared achievement in classes that used computer technology to those that used little or none. In the classrooms where computers were used to support teaching, the technology was found to have a small to moderate impact on learning and attitude. Researchers also found that technology works best when students are encouraged to think critically and communicate effectively. The research team now plans to evaluate what technologies work best for what subjects. Concordia News Release