Author(s): Anyck Dauphin
More and more schools are integrating digital tablets as an educational tool into the classroom. Although perceived by students and teachers as something positive, very few studies have evaluated their impacts on academic results. This gap is important given the significant cost of providing each student with a tablet. We study the case of a high school where the iPad was adopted as a classroom tool by some of its grade seven groups. We estimate the iPad's impact on grades by using a fixed-effect approach. Our results show that it has resulted in a general decline in educational achievement.