Books or laptops? The effect of shifting from printed to digital delivery of educational content on learning

Resource type
Journal Article
Authors/contributors
Title
Books or laptops? The effect of shifting from printed to digital delivery of educational content on learning
Abstract
Information and communication technologies can be used for educational purposes, but these devices may also pose as distractors that may tamper with the learning process. This paper presents results from a randomized controlled trial in which laptops replaced traditional textbook provision in elementary schools in high poverty communities in Honduras. We show that at the end of one school year, we fail to reject that there were no differences between laptop and textbook provision on mathematics and Spanish test scores and in non-academic outcomes related to coding and verbal fluency.
Publication
Economics of Education Review
Volume
61
Pages
162-173
Date
December 1, 2017
Journal Abbr
Economics of Education Review
Language
en
ISSN
0272-7757
Short Title
Books or laptops?
Accessed
20/05/2020, 14:18
Library Catalog
ScienceDirect
Extra
shortDOI: 10/gct74h
Citation
Bando, R., Gallego, F., Gertler, P., & Fonseca, D. R. (2017). Books or laptops? The effect of shifting from printed to digital delivery of educational content on learning. Economics of Education Review, 61, 162–173. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econedurev.2017.07.005