Journal article

Tablet computers in Philippine public schools: school-level factors that influence technology management and use

JJ Lumagbas, W Smith, E Care, C Scoular

Technology, Pedagogy and Education | Taylor & Francis | Published : 2019


© 2019, © 2019 Association for Information Technology in Teacher Education. Many developing countries are investing in large-scale initiatives to deploy information and communications technology in schools. However, merely equipping schools with hardware and software does not guarantee that the technology is used effectively to improve learning outcomes. This study aims to identify factors that influence the use of technology in schools in a developing-country context. It investigates this through a multiple-case study of the Australian AID tablet computer programme in the Philippines, in which 1000 tablets were given to nine public schools for student use. Focusing specifically on the impac..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors wish to acknowledge the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Government of Australia, and the Assessment Curriculum and Technology Research Centre, a partnership of the University of the Philippines and University of Melbourne. They also wish to acknowledge the support and contributions from participating schools.