International Education Journal


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The impact of ICT on learning: A review of research

Ting Seng Eng 
National Institute of Education, Singapore


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Since its introduction to the education arena in the 1960s, computers have both intrigued and frustrated teachers and researchers alike. The many promising prospects of computers and its applications did not materialise, and research into their effectiveness in learning has left many unanswered questions. The methods used in educational research of this nature in the past and present have evolved over the years. Quantitative studies such as meta-analyses are still widely used in the United States while recent large-scale research in United Kingdom used a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods. Findings from these research studies have indicated small positive effects and consequently a need for more in-depth and longitudinal studies into the impact of ICT on learning in the future. 

ICT, qualitative analysis, quantitative analysis, meta-analysis, learning


Eng, T.S. (2005) The impact of ICT on learning: A review of research. International Education Journal, 6 (5), 635-650.

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