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Laptop usage affects abstract reasoning of children in the developing world
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Computers & Education Volume 59, Number 3, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

There is a rising trend to provide low-cost laptops to children in developing countries. Notwithstanding strong claims about the educational effectiveness of these programs, there is very little systematic evidence. Given the level of modernization and the teacher-led learning environment in developing countries, the usage of laptops in such contexts may affect children in ways that are quite different to how they would affect children in developed countries. A field experiment was conducted to compare abstract reasoning of Ethiopian children equipped with a laptop (

Citation

Hansen, N., Koudenburg, N., Hiersemann, R., Tellegen, P.J., Kocsev, M. & Postmes, T. (2012). Laptop usage affects abstract reasoning of children in the developing world. Computers & Education, 59(3), 989-1000. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved December 16, 2019 from .

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Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2012.04.013

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