‘We need to leave the old distinction between analog and digital behind,’ says a Danish educational publisher. But is the new approach working?
Today, a discussion that follows controversial research in Denmark indicating that extensive investment and prioritization of digital educational content may be running ahead of verifiable results. Is adequate evaluation in place? Political and educational intents can become confused in these debates everywhere, of course, and publishers can find themselves on the hot seat.—Porter Anderson
The conclusion of Danish researcher Jesper Balslev has surprised many here: There is no evidence that the digitization of education tools, materials and approaches leads to increased learning.