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The Impact of Internet Use on Adolescent Learning Outcomes: Evidence from Rural China

Purpose: Internet use has become particularly prevalent among adolescents, prompting much thought and concern about both its potential benefits and adverse effects on adolescent learning outcomes...

The Impact of Online Computer Assisted Learning at Home for Disadvantaged Children in Taiwan: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment

December 2020

In Taiwan, thousands of students from Yuanzhumin (aboriginal) families lag far behind their Han counterparts in academic achievement.

Examining Mode Effects for an Adapted Chinese Critical Thinking Assessment

October 2020

We examine the effects of computer-based versus paper-based assessment of critical thinking skills, adapted from English (in the U.S.) to Chinese.

WHAT TECH CALLS THINKING An Inquiry Into the Intellectual Bedrock of Silicon Valley

October 2020

Adrian Daub’s What Tech Calls Thinking is a lively dismantling of the ideas that form the intellectual bedrock of Silicon Valley.

Institutions, Implementation, and Program Effectiveness: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation of Computer-Assisted Learning in Rural China

September 2020

There is limited evidence on the degree to which differences in implementation among institutions matter for program effectiveness.

Schooling and Covid-19: Lessons from Recent Research on EdTech

August 2020

The wide-scale global movement of school education to remote instruction due to Covid-19 is unprecedented.

The Impact of Computer Assisted Learning on Rural Taiwanese Children: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment

August 2020

The effectiveness of educational technology (EdTech) in improving the outcomes of poor, marginalized students has primarily been documented by studies conducted in developing countries; however,...

Education and EdTech during COVID-19: Evidence from a Large-Scale Survey during School Closures in China

August 2020

In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, many education systems have relied on distance learning and educational technologies to an unprecedented degree.

Isolating the "Tech" from EdTech: Experimental Evidence on Computer Assisted Learning in China

April 2020

EdTech which includes online education, computer assisted learning (CAL), and remote instruction was expanding rapidly even before the current full-scale substitution for in-person learning at all...

EdTech for Equity in China: Can Technology Improve Teaching for Millions of Rural Students?

October 2019

Previous literature suggests subpar teaching is a primary reason why rural Chinese students lag behind academically.

Computer Science Skills Across China, India, Russia, and the United States

March 2019

We assess and compare computer science skills among final-year computer science undergraduates (seniors) in four major economic and political powers that produce approximately half of the science,...

Impact of Online Computer Assisted Learning on Education: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in China

June 2018

Education of poor and disadvantaged populations has been a long-standing challenge for education systems in both developed and developing countries.

Assessing College Critical Thinking: Preliminary Results from the Chinese HEIghten® Critical Thinking Assessment

May 2017

Assessing student learning outcomes has become a global trend in higher education.

The Gender Gap in Math Performance, Self-Concept, and Anxiety: Rural and Urban China in an International Context

February 2017

Evidence from developed countries shows that there is a significant gender gap in STEM occupations. Girls may begin to underperform in math early as primary school.

More is not always better: evidence from a randomised experiment of computer-assisted learning in rural minority schools in Qinghai

September 2016

The education of poor and disadvantaged populations has been a long-standing challenge for education systems in both developed and developing countries.

The Impact of Integrating ICT with Teaching: Evidence From a Randomized Controlled Trial in Rural Schools in China

February 2016

Recent attention has been placed on whether integrating Information Communication Technology (hereafter, ICT) into education can effectively improve learning outcomes.

Computer Technology in Education: Evidence from a Pooled Study of Computer Assisted Learning Programs among Rural Students in China

December 2015

There is a great degree of heterogeneity among the studies that investigate whether computer technologies improve education and how students benefit from them – if at all.

Does Computer-Assisted Learning Improve Learning Outcomes? Evidence From a Randomized Experiment in Migrant Schools in Beijing

May 2015

The education of the disadvantaged population has been a long-standing challenge to education systems in both developed and developing countries.

The Persistence of Learning Gains from Computer Assisted Learning: Experimental Evidence from China

January 2015

Computer assisted learning (CAL) programs have been shown to be effective in improving educational outcomes.

Text Messaging and Its Impacts on the Health and Education of the Poor: Evidence from Field Experiments in Rural China

October 2014

There is little evidence showing whether health information transmitted via text messages can change health and educational outcomes.

Integrating Computer Assisted Learning into a Regular Curriculum: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Rural Schools in Shaanxi

April 2014

Recent attention has been placed on whether computer assisted learning (CAL) can effectively improve learning outcomes. However, the empirical evidence of its impact is mixed.

The Roots of Tomorrow’s Digital Divide: Documenting Computer Use and Internet Access in China’s Elementary Schools Today

December 2013

This paper explores China’s digital divide, with a focus on differences in access to computers, learning software, and the Internet at school and at home among different groups of elementary school...

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