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Books or laptops? The effect of shifting from printed to digital delivery of educational content on learning
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, Office of Strategic Planning and Development Effectiveness, Inter-American Development Bank, United States ; , Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile ; , University of California, Haas School of Business, United States ; , Inter-American Development Bank, United States

Economics of Education Review Volume 61, Number 1, ISSN 0272-7757 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

Information and communication technologies can be used for educational purposes, but these devices may also pose as distractors that may tamper with the learning process. This paper presents results from a randomized controlled trial in which laptops replaced traditional textbook provision in elementary schools in high poverty communities in Honduras. We show that at the end of one school year, we fail to reject that there were no differences between laptop and textbook provision on mathematics and Spanish test scores and in non-academic outcomes related to coding and verbal fluency.

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Bando, R., Gallego, F., Gertler, P. & Fonseca, D.R. (2017). Books or laptops? The effect of shifting from printed to digital delivery of educational content on learning. Economics of Education Review, 61(1), 162-173. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved January 28, 2023 from .

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Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econedurev.2017.07.005

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