In a story on the BBC (Computers ‘can raise attainment’) a project created by BECTA has published it’s results which seemed to show that with £34m injected into technology for 23 schools - there was a slight rise in attainment - but nothing as significant as BECTA might have hoped.
The key points to note seem to relate to English skills and maths - where the investment has had an impact.
Why is the impact not as high as technophiles might have liked it to be? Well that is hard to guess from the outside - there is a reference in the report to say that the curriculum was not flexible enough in a lot of areas to make the most of the technology.
Is a study like this happening for handheld technologies?