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A review of the research literature relating to ICT and attainment

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British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (BECTA)
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  • Technology & Education
  • Learning & Learning Methods

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A review of the research literature relating to ICT and attainment A review of the research literature relating to ICT and attainment A report to the DfES by: Editors: Margaret Cox and Chris Abbott; Authors: Margaret Cox, Chris Abbott, Mary Webb, Barry Blakeley, Tony Beauchamp and Valerie Rhodes; Project Administrator: Montanut Turnbull; Project Consultant: Deryn Watson All members of the project team are based in the Department of Education and Professional Studies at King’s College London. Acknowledgements The project team wishes to acknowledge the support of Becta (the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency) for initiating and funding this project on behalf of the Department for Education and Skills (DfES), and the ongoing advice, encouragement and support which we have received, in particular from Malcolm Hunt, Head of Evidence and Research, Becta, and from Andrew Jones and Michael Harris, Education Officers, Becta. The team would also like to acknowledge the support and advice received from academic and administrative colleagues at King’s College London and at the University of Leeds. Version 1, January 2004 http://www.becta.org.uk page 1 of 58 © Becta 2004 Becta | A review of the research literature relating to ICT and attainment Contents Executive Summary 1 Introduction 4 2 Evidence of the effects of ICT on attainment 4 3 Factors affecting attainment 7 4 Research methods to measure ICT and attainment 8 Main Report 1 Background 9 2 Introduction 9 3 Aims of the study 10 4 Methodology 10 4.1 Literature search procedures 10 4.2 Combining existing literature reviews and creating a framework 10 4.3 Deciding the criteria for the selection of the literature sources 11 4.4 Identifying and prioritising the range of journals to be reviewed 11 5 Literature Review Data Sources 11 6 Results of the literature review 12 6.1 The ways in which ICT has been used and the resu

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