A new report based on 2012 PISA will be in the news today worldwide: more computers in school don’t necessarily mean more computer literate and it’s better to invest in reading and mathematics to close the digital divide. Still this isn’t the message the OECD wants to give in their new report, they rather say that we don’t use technology the right way in school yet, even in countries who use technology a lot.
It’s correct that the OECD notes:
“Ensuring that every child reaches a baseline level of proficiency in reading and mathematics will do more to create equal opportunities in a digital world than solely expanding or subsidising access to high-tech devices and services.”
But do note the word “solely”. The OECD doesn’t plea for less technology.
Also important to note is that their conclusions are based on correlations, something you need to bear in mind when reading the report, the presentation and the infographic: