Educational software has “no significant impact” on student performance, according to a study by the U.S. Department of Education, reports the Washington Post. The study evaluated 15 reading and math programs.
It is the largest study that has compared students who received the technology with those who did not, as measured by their scores on standardized tests. There were no statistically significant differences between students who used software and those who did not.
Software industry people blamed poor implementation of their products and the common tendency to skimp on teacher training.