6 Studies Showing iPads Improve Learning
Teachers who are fighting for stronger tech integration in their schools often come against opposition from people who believe technology not have a positive effect on student learning. This is particularly true with iPads, devices that many people see as a device for content consumption, not creation. Below is a list of studies into iPads and learning, with dot points about what students the study relates to, the subjects involved and the results.
- This study involved primary students playing the iPad app ‘Motion Math’ for twenty minutes a day, for five days.
- It found that the students’ who played the game had a 15% increase in test scores compared to the control group.
- It also found student’s self-efficacy and attitudes towards fractions increased an average of 10%.
- This program saw 104 students in the university’s medical class of 2014 being given iPads to use in their studies.
- The class’ average exam scores were 23% higher than all previous years.
- Conducted at a middle school in Riverside, California, in algebra.
- 20% more students scored as ‘proficient’ or ‘advanced’ than those students without iPads.
- Half of all kindergarten classes were given iPads for students to use over a nine week period.
- The students in the classes with the iPads scored 2.1 points higher than the control group on the Hearing and Recording Sounds in Words test.
- More results to come.
- Involved university level economics students.
- Found that the iPad increased student engagement, increased student productivity and allows collaborative learning.
- More studies from the ACU about iPad use in universities and online learning are available here.
- A secondary school that introduced iPads across all year levels.
- The pilot found that 73% of students and 67% of staff felt that the iPad helped students improve the quality of their work and 69% of students said they were more motivated to learn.
Do you know any more studies involving iPads and learning? Let me know, and I will add them to the list!