I am not the slightest bit surprised at the recent OECD report that use of computers in education hasn't improved PISA results − and indeed that many countries with the best technology provision have mediocre performance.
Why? Because the world's most transformative machines have been used for entirely the wrong purpose in most classrooms: automating pedagogy not changing the subject taught.
Countries with the most attentive teaching are also likely countries where there is least pressure to computerise pedagogy for teaching today's school subjects. They do best in PISA because they are best at helping students through those subjects.Read More