"I was at an event at a school the other day running hands on iPad sessions for parents and I was challenged to prove that students using iPads would improve learning. This was a tough call on the spot and given the fact ICT has not been proven to have a positive quantitative impact on learning yet – despite the best efforts of Becta.

I did point to the Essa Academy’s success with its GCSE results but this did not cut much ice. I therefore started doing some research. I hope this is of some use – to really understand what these studies have uncovered you will need to follow the links."

Via John Pearce, Heidi Cook