Monday, February 27, 2017
Peer Effects in Computer Assisted Learning
This study investigates peer effects in computer assisted learning (CAL). It is already known that CAL improves math test scores in Chinese rural schools.
The study finds that paired treatment improves the beneficial effects of treatment for poor performers when they are paired with high performers.
The study demonstrates that the beneficial effects of CAL could potentially be strengthened, both in terms of average effect and in terms of reduced dispersion, if weak students are systematically paired with strong students during treatment.