"
Skip to Content
Version 1.1 – Updated August 2021

Technology with college students

Overview

  • Influence: Technology with college students
  • Domain: Technology, School, and Out-of-School Strategies
  • Sub-Domain: Technology
  • Potential to Accelerate Student Achievement: Potential to accelerate
  • Influence Definition: The use of various computer technologies in the teaching of college students.

Evidence

  • Number of meta-analyses: 16
  • Number of studies: 2,636
  • Number of students: 74,943
  • Number of effects: 1,903
  • Effect size: 0.45

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
Review of Educational Research Kulik, Kulik & Cohen USA Effectiveness of Computer-Based College Teaching: A Meta-Analysis of Findings 1980 ICT on college 312 0 278 0.48
AEDS Journal Kulik & Kulik USA Effectiveness of computer-based education in colleges 1986 ICT on college 48 0 48 0.32
Journal of Educational Computing Research Kulik, Kulik, & Schwalb USA The Effectiveness of Computer-Based Adult Education: A Meta-Analysis 1986 ICT with adults 23 0 23 0.42
SRI International Report Kulik USA Effects of Using Instructional Technology in Colleges and Universities: What Controlled Evaluation Studies Say 2003 ICT on college 12 0 12 0.88
Communication Education Timmerman & Kruepke USA Computer-Assisted Instruction, Media Richness, and College Student Performance 2006 ICT with college students 118 12,398 118 0.24
Unpublished Thesis Michko USA A meta-analysis of the effects of teaching and learning with technology on student outcomes in undergraduate engineering education 2007 Teaching engineering UGs with technology 45 11,700 123 0.43
Journal of Research on Technology in Education Larwin & Larwin USA A Meta-Analysis Examining the Impact of Computer-Assisted Instruction on Postsecondary Statistics Education: 40 Years of Research 2011 ICT in postsecondary stats courses 70 40,125 70 0.57
Unpublished Thesis Steenbergen-Hu & Cooper USA The effects of public high school size on student achievement: a meta-analysis. 2014 Computer assisted learning environments 26 0 26 0.37
Computers & Education Schmid, Bernard, Borokhovski, Tamim, Abrami, Surkes, Wade & Woods USA The Effects of Technology Use in Postsecondary Education: A Meta-Analysis of Classroom Applications 2013 ICT in postsecondary courses 1,105 0 879 0.27
Language Learning and Technology Lin, Huang, & Liou China The effects of text-based SCMC on SLA: A meta analysis 2013 Text based computer mediated communication 10 0 10 0.33
Language Learning and Technology Lin China Establishing an empirical link between computer-mediated communication (CMC) and SLA: A meta-analysis of the research. 2015 Text based computer mediated communication 59 0 59 0.46
System Perez, Noortgate, & Desmet Belgium Captioned video for L2 listening and vocabulary learning: A meta-analysis 2013 Captioned video 15 0 15 0.99
Journal of Computing High Education Bernard, Borokhovski, Schmid, Tamim & Abrami Canada A meta-analysis of blended learning and technology use in higher education: from the general to the applied 2014 Blended learning in higher education 674 0 117 0.34
Studies in Educational Evaluation Vo, Zhu, & Diep Belgium The effect of blended learning on student performance at course-level in higher education: A meta-analysis 2017 Blended learning in higher education 51 7,033 51 0.39
Thesis Wandera USA Continuing the Conversation About Face-to-Face, Online, and Blended Learning a Meta-Analysis of Empirical Literature 2006-2017 2017 Blended, online learning 30 3,687 36 0.40
Computers & Education Archer, Savage, Sanghera-Sidhu, Wood, Gottardo & Chen Canada Examining the effectiveness of technology use in classrooms: A tertiary meta-analysis 2014 ICT on higher education 38 0 38 0.30
TOTAL/AVERAGE 2,636 74,943 1,903 0.45

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 5 5 4 5 5
Back to top