Scientist claims computers don't improve learning

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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.

What do you think? Do computers help you learn?

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20 Responses

  1. I think that computers work fine with learning because I am a digital classroom and I have learnt lots and I think it also depends on what age you are at

  2. I think that sometimes it’s helps us learn but sometimes not its hard to explain but that’s what I think

  3. they don’t help learn more it’s just kids do work on them rather than do no work in books.

  4. I agree with that article. My sister is doing Reading Eggs but she couldn’t learn anything and the time had gone like crazy… I didn’t learn so much things by the internet. I forgot lots of things that I learnt on the computer. I always use paper book dictionary to learn some new words, it helped me a lot! I don’t have Face book, Twitter, or something like that but I can live happily without that things. So I think we don’t need the computers so much. But sometimes I need it…

  5. our world is going in to the technology age we need to learn how to use the devises we will be handed.

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