iPads and education: not a quick fix
Introducing new technology to the classroom can be problematic without a clear rationale on how it will boost learning, writes Alex Quigley
If you want to know why research cannot give us much of a hand when it comes to education technology, think back to the tech that was available when you were at school. Even for our youngest teachers, that tech is probably now looking pretty ancient compared to what is out there at the moment.
Technology moves so quickly. Usually, a device or app has been updated or changed before researchers have even asked a question. And longitudinal data is very difficult when the tech in question keeps being replaced by something new.
So, what are teachers to do? Well, we can instead dig into the ...