Computers 'do not improve' pupil results, says OECD

- Students who use computers very frequently at school get worse results

- Students who use computers moderately at school, such as once or twice a week, have "somewhat better learning outcomes" than students who use computers rarely

- The results show "no appreciable improvements" in reading, mathematics or science in the countries that had invested heavily in information technology

- High achieving school systems such as South Korea and Shanghai in China have lower levels of computer use in school

- Singapore, with only a moderate use of technology in school, is top for digital skills

On the same topic: NY Mayor Bill de Blasio will announce this week that within 10 years all of the city’s public schools will be required to offer computer science to all students.


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