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Kids & Computers

2005-03-21 17:29:38.81646+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Anti-news: /. had a link to a Telegraph article reporting on a study that shows that students with less access to computers do better at learning:

However, the study, published by the Royal Economic Society, said: "Despite numerous claims by politicians and software vendors to the contrary, the evidence so far suggests that computer use in schools does not seem to contribute substantially to students' learning of basic skills such as maths or reading."

Indeed, the more pupils used computers, the worse they performed, said Thomas Fuchs and Ludger Wossmann of Munich University.

Anti-news to anyone who's been paying attention. Alas, I don't see more on the Royal Economic Society web page, and the 2005 Media Briefings page doesn't yet have anything for March.

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-03-22 20:02:55.788156+00 by: ebradway

Asha and I were discussing computer use for when we have kids. She wants to home school, which I support. But she doesn't want the kids spending much time in front of a computer. I told her that I whole-heartedly agree. While I will teach the kids at an early age basic programming skills and such, actual real-world education will occur in the real world. I don't need a computer program to teach reading or physics...