The Impact of a One Laptop per Child Program on Learning: Evidence from Uruguay

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The Impact of a One Laptop per Child Program on Learning: Evidence from Uruguay

Descripción

Technology, education, impact evaluation, tecnología, educación, evaluación de impacto

Resumen

We present evidence on the impact on students´ math and reading scores of one of the largest deployments of a One Laptop Per Child program and the only one implemented at a national scale: Plan Ceibal in Uruguay. We have the exact date of laptop delivery for every student in the sample. This gives us the ability to use a continuous treatment, where days of exposure are used as a treatment intensity measure. We use a difference-in difference strategy including fixed effects at the individual level and identify the effect of the program net of potential heterogeneity in the rate schools located in Montevideo and the rest of Uruguay gain improvements on student’s achievement over time in the absence of the OLPC program. Our results suggest that in the first two years of its implementation the program had no effects on math and reading scores.

Fecha de publicación

2017

Tipo de documento

Original journal article
Autor
MIRANDA, Alfonso-
Fecha de lazamiento
2017-01-26T18:39:35Z-
Fecha de publicación
2017-01-26T18:39:35Z-
Año de publicación
2017-
URL
http://docentes.aprende.edu.mx/desarrollo-profesional-tic/itemDigital/37/index.html
Descripción corta
Technology, education, impact evaluation, tecnología, educación, evaluación de impacto
Descripción
We present evidence on the impact on students´ math and reading scores of one of the largest deployments of a One Laptop Per Child program and the only one implemented at a national scale: Plan Ceibal in Uruguay. We have the exact date of laptop delivery for every student in the sample. This gives us the ability to use a continuous treatment, where days of exposure are used as a treatment intensity measure. We use a difference-in difference strategy including fixed effects at the individual level and identify the effect of the program net of potential heterogeneity in the rate schools located in Montevideo and the rest of Uruguay gain improvements on student’s achievement over time in the absence of the OLPC program. Our results suggest that in the first two years of its implementation the program had no effects on math and reading scores.
Número de paginas
31 p.
Lenguaje
en
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Revista el Trimestre Económico, Ciudad de México, México
Categoría
EVALUACIÓN EDUCATIVA
Título
The Impact of a One Laptop per Child Program on Learning: Evidence from Uruguay
Tipo
Original journal article
Estatus
Accepted
Palabras clave
Extended learning achievements
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Colección Digital Fundación Ceibal

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