The Use of Touch Screen Tablets to Improve Educational Outcomes in Primary School Children in Developing Countries

There are many possibilities that digital education technologies such as touch screen tablets might have in increasing early learning outcomes in developing countries. To better understand the efficacy of using touch screen tablet technology to raise pupil learning outcomes, research is needed that focuses not only on pupil learning outcomes, but also on critical aspects of implementation, such as teachers’ use of and attitudes toward tablet technology and the embedding of tablet technology within a (developing) country’s education system.

Paula J. Hubber, Laura A. Outhwaite, Jeremy Hodgen, Nicola J. Pitchford, Antonie Chigeda and Simon McGrath investigate if touch screen tablets should be used to improve educational outcomes in Primary School Children in developing countries.

According to UNESCO, 2014, it is estimated that 250 million children worldwide do not possess the basic numeracy and literacy skills required to live a healthy and productive life and contribute toward economic growth. The above study has identified the possiblities that digital education technologies might have in increasing early learning outcomes in developing countries.

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