The influence of early computer use on educational achievement in mathematics

Does early access to computer use improve student achievement? Empirical evidence from experimental designs shows little or no relationship between the use of ICT and academic performance. Using the data collected in PISA it can be analyzed this association some years after that the student had acce...

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Main Author: Fernández Aráuz, Andrés
Format: artículo científico
Language: Español
Published: Universidad de Costa Rica 2014
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Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/economicas/article/view/17261
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/18592
Summary: Does early access to computer use improve student achievement? Empirical evidence from experimental designs shows little or no relationship between the use of ICT and academic performance. Using the data collected in PISA it can be analyzed this association some years after that the student had access to a computer for the first time.Performing an exploratory data analysis of Costa Rican students in PISA 2012 mathematics assessment and by estimating a linear regression model even controlling for factors with high explanatory power on academic performance, it’s shown that age at access to a computer is a determinant of educational performance.