Does iPad use support learning in students aged 9-14 years? A systematic review

Boon, Helen J., Boon, Lucy, and Bartle, Toby (2021) Does iPad use support learning in students aged 9-14 years? A systematic review. Australian Educational Researcher, 48. pp. 525-541.

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This systematic literature review sought to examine whether iPad or other mobile technology use by school students aged 9 to 14 years enhanced academic outcomes. Conducted in March 2019 using the PRISMA statement, the review identified 43 studies published between 2010 and 2019 which specifically addressed the research question. Findings revealed that iPad use for specific school learning areas such as mathematics, English, science, and the like has not consistently enhanced academic outcomes. Some reviewed papers also indicated that teachers were not always employing the technology most effectively. To defend the current extensive classroom use of mobile technology such as iPads, further research employing within-subject designs must be conducted. Such research must assess the efficacy of iPad use for attaining specific content area outcomes against pedagogies which utilise paper reading, handwriting and/or other manipulations of teaching materials. Moreover, teacher professional learning needs to be provided so that when teachers use iPads in classrooms they are able to deploy them in the most appropriate way.

Item ID: 63437
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2210-5328
Keywords: Mobile Technology; Academic Achievement; primary schools; Secondary education;educational development; pedagogy
Copyright Information: © The Australian Association for Research in Education, Inc. 2020. In accordance with the publisher's policies, the Author Accepted Manuscript of this article is available Open Access from ResearchOnline@JCU from 4 July 2021
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2020 22:44
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390405 Educational technology and computing @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy @ 60%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development @ 40%
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