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Does technology improve reading outcomes? Comparing the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of ICT interventions for early grade reading in Kenya

Published on Jul 1, 2016in International Journal of Educational Development1.41
· DOI :10.1016/j.ijedudev.2016.03.006
Benjamin Piper9
Estimated H-index: 9
(RTI International),
Stephanie Simmons Zuilkowski10
Estimated H-index: 10
(FSU: Florida State University)
+ 1 AuthorsCarmen Strigel1
Estimated H-index: 1
(RTP: Research Triangle Park)
Abstract
Education policymakers are investing in information and communications technology (ICT) without a research base on how ICT improves outcomes. There is limited research on the effects of different types of ICT investments on outcomes. The Kenya Primary Math and Reading (PRIMR) study implemented a randomized controlled trial comparing the effects and cost of three interventions – e-readers for students, tablets for teachers, and the base PRIMR program with tablets for instructional supervisors. The results show that the ICT investments do not improve literacy outcomes significantly more than the base non-ICT instructional program. Our findings show that cost considerations should be paramount in selecting ICT investments in the education sector.
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