A computer scientist in California has raised concerns about the benefits of new technology in the classroom.
Kentaro Toyama, has warned there are no digital shortcuts to good education and has suggested that the mass roll-out of tablet devices does nothing to enhance traditional student performance.
More than 25 percent of New Zealand schools are endorsing that students should bring their own digital device.
Mr Toyama said various studies had shown that digital technology does not necessarily improve students’ performance.
“Those students did not do any better over the period in which the study was conducted, which was a year or two.
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