Education in States and Nations: 1991

(ESN) Indicator 17: Student use of technology

The forms of technology utilized in schools can affect both the types of skills taught in the classroom and the potential for academically sophisticated assignments and exercises. For example, in math courses in which calculators are used, students can spend more time solving complex and challenging problems and less on doing routine computations by hand. Likewise, students with access to computers can generate and edit work more efficiently and, thus, potentially free time to master higher levels of writing skill. Needless to say, student use of technology is affected by its availability. Therefore, varying levels of resources among countries and nations factor significantly into this measure.

Table 16b Processes and Institutions Indicators Figure 17