Contrarian Finding: Computers Are a Drag on Learning
G. Jeffrey MacDonald Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
For all the schools and parents who have together invested billions to give children a learning edge through the latest computer technology, a mammoth new study by German researchers brings some sobering news: Too much exposure to computers might spell trouble for the developing mind.
From a sample of 175,000 15-year-old students in 31 countries, researchers at the University of Munich announced in November that performance in math and reading had suffered significantly among students who have more than one computer at home. And while students seemed to benefit from limited use of computers at school, those who used them several times per week at school saw their …
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Publication information: Article title: Contrarian Finding: Computers Are a Drag on Learning. Contributors: G. Jeffrey MacDonald Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: December 6, 2004. Page number: 11. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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