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Version 1.1 – Updated August 2021

Technology in other subjects

Overview

  • Influence: Technology in other subjects
  • Domain: Technology, School, and Out-of-School Strategies
  • Sub-Domain: Technology
  • Potential to Accelerate Student Achievement: Potential to accelerate
  • Influence Definition: The use of computer-assisted instruction—essentially, software designed to teach particular skills, methods, or concepts.

Evidence

  • Number of meta-analyses: 3
  • Number of studies: 96
  • Number of students: 4,433
  • Number of effects: 103
  • Effect size: 0.55

Meta-Analyses

Meta-Analyses
Journal Title Author First Author's Country Article Name Year Published Variable Number of Studies Number of Students Number of Effects Effect Size
Evaluation & the Health Professions Cohen & Dacanay USA Computer-Based Instruction and Health Professions Education: A Meta-Analysis of Outcomes 1992 Computer based in health education 37 0 37 0.41
Conference Paper Yaakub & Finch USA Effectiveness of Computer-Assisted Instruction in Technical Education: A Meta-Analysis 2001 ICT based technical education instruction 21 2,969 28 0.35
CALICO Journal Zhao USA Recent Developments in Technology and Language Learning: A Literature Review and Meta-analysis 2003 ICT on language learning 38 1,464 38 0.88
TOTAL/AVERAGE 96 4,433 103 0.55

Confidence

The Confidence is the average of these four measures, each divided into five approximately equal groups and assigned a value from 1 to 5 based on the following criteria:

  • Number of Meta-analyses
    • 1 = 1
    • 2 = 2–3
    • 3 = 4–6
    • 4 = 7–9
    • 5 = 10+
  • Number of Studies
    • 1 = 1–10
    • 2 = 11–50
    • 3 = 51–200
    • 4 = 201–400
    • 5 = 400+
  • Number of Students
    • 1 = 1–2,500
    • 2 = 2,501–10,000
    • 3 = 10,000–20,000
    • 4 = 20,000–100,000
    • 5 = 100,001+
  • Number of Effects
    • 1 = 1–100
    • 2 = 101–300
    • 3 = 301–600
    • 4 = 601–1,200
    • 5 = 1,200+
Confidences
Number of Meta-Analyses Number of Studies Number of Students Number of Effects Overall Confidence
Confidence Factor 2 3 2 2 2
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