Secrets of a new educational role-model country

eLearningworld News Reaching the top 10 on the Pisa-test, Canada has to some extent a different approach to education than the other countries at the top10-chart. Andreas Schleicher, the OECD’s education director says to BBC that equal access to the educational system is the key for the success. One of the main indicators of this is the outstanding performance of migrant children where they already after three years in the country scores as high as… Continue reading

Latest News: Online Gaming boosts School Results new research shows

eLearningworld News from Australia A new study based on the result of data from the Pisa-test in 772 Australian schools and 12 018 student observations compares the result of the answers about personal interest and the actual outcome of the test-results. The analysis finds that: “The results suggest that using online social networks reduces academic achievement. Conversely, playing online games increases scores.” The study is called “Internet Usage and Educational Outcomes Among 15-Year-Old Australian Students”… Continue reading

Latest News: New Pisa Report shows lack of digital literacy in School

eLearningworld News from OECD The new report from OECD with focus on assessment of digital skills shows that schools in general still not taking advantage of using technology in the classroom and beyond. The report “Students, Computers and Learning: Making The Connection” concludes “that even countries which have invested heavily in ICT for education have seen no noticeable improvement in their performances in PISA results for reading, mathematics or science.” This is a result of… Continue reading