Friday, January 10, 2003

Rocket Science Alert!
The Straits Times reveals that Internet use in class 'fails to improve grades':
LONDON - Equipping schools with a million computers and connecting them all to the Internet has had little, if any, impact on standards, according to a study commissioned by Britain's Education Department.

Despite what the report called 'unprecedented levels of government investment' - including more than £1 billion (S$2.8 billion) over the past five years - it could find 'no consistent relationship' between computer use and pupil achievement in any subject at any age, the Telegraph reported.
The amazing thing is that someone actually thought it would further the pupils' education.