Literature review on the impact of digital technology on learning and teaching
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ICF Consulting Services Ltd

This literature review explores the use of digital technology in learning and teaching, and how it can support teachers, parents, and pupils in improving outcomes and achieving the Scottish government’s ambitions for education in Scotland.

Among its findings, it cites conclusive evidence that digital technologies can support educational attainment in general, and improvements in numeracy/mathematics and science learning; that digital technologies can support educational attainment in literacy and closing the gap in attainment between learners; and promising evidence that digital technologies can provide assistance in overcoming the challenges faced by some learners.

The review concluded that successful implementation of digital learning and teaching requires more support for teachers both through initial teacher training and continuing professional development, as well as reliable access to digital equipment and an educational environment that offers flexibility for teachers in utilising digital learning.

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ICF Consulting Services Ltd

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Scottish Government

Date of publication:
November 2015

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Exploring how digital technologies can support learning and teaching to improve pupil outcomes, this review will make for interesting reading for all teaching professionals. 


Literature review of existing research.


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R215 / 143
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