Working Paper NOVAFRICA “Can Technology Improve the Classroom Experience in Primary Education? An African Experiment on a Worldwide Program”
Um novo working paper foi adicionado à série NOVAFRICA Working Paper Series. Escrito por Joana Cardim, Teresa Molina-Millán e Pedro C. Vicente, este paper analisa o impacto resultante da introdução de software de aprendizagem assistida por computador em escolas primárias de Angola.
Título: Can Technology Improve the Classroom Experience in Primary Education? An African Experiment on a Worldwide Program
Joana Cardim (Universidade Nova de Lisboa e NOVAFRICA)
Teresa Molina-Millán (Universidade de Alicante, NOVAFRICA e IZA)
Pedro C. Vicente (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, NOVAFRICA e BREAD)
Primary school coverage has been increasing in most developing countries. Yet, it has not been accompanied by significant improvements in learning indicators. We implemented a randomized experiment in Angola around the introduction of ProFuturo, a worldwide educational program. The program includes a Computer-assisted Learning (CAL) software directed at improving the regular classroom experience. One year after the program started, we find higher familiarity with technology. Teachers miss fewer days of classes and implement better teaching practices. Students become more interested in learning and pro-social. Finally, the program improves students’ test scores in the most popular subject in the CAL platform.
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