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A Meta-Analysis of the Effect of IT on Learning Outcomes

A Meta-Analysis of the Effect of IT on Learning Outcomes
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Author(s): John Lim (National University of Singapore, Singapore)and Ting-Ting Chang (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 4
Source title: Information Technology & Organizations: Trends, Issues, Challenges & Solutions
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-066-0.ch093
ISBN13: 9781616921248
EISBN13: 9781466665330


This study provides an updated meta-analysis on the effects of using Information Technology (IT) in education. Fifty-eight experimental studies conducted on the application of IT in the classrooms were integrated and analyzed. Positive effect sizes were found for learning outcomes including academic achievement, knowledge retention, task performance, selfreported learning and self-efficacy. Further analysis revealed the main effects to be significantly moderated by several factors, categorized under learner and course characteristics.

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