Algebra on iPad Boosts CST Scores 20% Above Control Group

Algebra on iPad Boosts CST Scores 20% Above Control Group.

I will bet you a 30 year old bottle of single malt that the instructional strategy made the difference and not the technology.  How many times do we have to make the mistake that technology alone makes a difference in learning?  It is the technology with an affordance coupled with a strategy that gives us the nirvana of learning gains we are all looking for. 

See Richard Mayer’s book on multimedia learning http://www.buy.com/pr/product.aspx?sku=208942509&sellerid=25728061  for emperical evidence in instructional technology.

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One thought on “Algebra on iPad Boosts CST Scores 20% Above Control Group

  1. Agreed. Teaching is the most important tool for most learners. However, if the ipad is a more engaging device that allows kids to engage for a greater percentage of their learning experience, then perhaps the technology alone deserves some credit. Thanks for the research link.

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