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Is information and communication technology satisfying educational needs at school?
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Computers & Education Volume 122, Number 1, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

This paper assesses how the integration of ICT in education has affected the mathematics test scores for Italian students measured by the Programme for International Student Assessment 2012 data. The problem of endogeneity that affects survey data in this area, is addressed by applying the Bayesian Additive Regression Trees (BART) methodology as in Cabras & Tena Horrillo (2016). The BART methodology needs a prior and likelihood functions using the Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) algorithm to obtain the posterior distribution. Controlling for socio-economic, demographic and school factors, the predicted posterior distribution implies an increase, on average, of 16 points in the test scores. The result indicates that the use of ICT at school has a positive and strong impact on mathematic test scores.

Citation

Ferraro, S. (2018). Is information and communication technology satisfying educational needs at school?. Computers & Education, 122(1), 194-204. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved March 29, 2020 from .

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Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2018.04.002

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