會員登入
 
Study: computers may be waste of class time 2015.09.23
14279 14279

COMPUTERS and electronic devices have entered almost every part of our lives, including the classroom. But a new study discovers that introducing electronic gadgets into the classroom does not improve student performances at all.

On the contrary, the study conducted by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD, 經濟合作暨發展組織) shows that places that do not rely heavily on computers are among the top performers in international tests. Hong Kong is a typical example.

How did they know about this? First, they gathered information to find out how many minutes on average in one day a student uses a computer at school. Then they got information from an international test that checked how students perform in various subjects. By comparing the two sets of data, they discovered some connections between them.

The most amazing finding is that “students who use computers very frequently at school do a lot worse in most learning outcomes.” So, be careful!


1. device (n)
    器材

2. gadget (n)
    小玩意

3. contrary (n)
    相反

4. typical (adj)
    典型的

5. average (n)
    平均

6. outcome (n)
    成果





Input personal details to answer the following questions
< Amend Membership Details >
  1. According to the recent research, do computers help the learning process?
    probably yes
    probably no
    definitely yes

  2. Hong Kong students ___ use computers in class.
    sometimes
    often
    always

  3. Students who use computers a lot have ___ learning outcomes.
    much better
    much worse
    a little worse

Please login to answer the question.

TOP