The Educational Research Centre (ERC) launches a new report on September 29th 2022 which draws on data from three cycles of PISA – 2012, 2015 and 2018 – to examine trends in digital technologies in post-primary schools and students’ school and home contexts. The report, Digital technologies in education – Ireland in the International Context: Trends and implications from PISA 2012-2018, draws on data collected from principals and students. The report presents trend analysis of students’ access to and use of digital technologies at school and at home, as well as reporting on schools’ capacity to use digital technology to support teaching and learning and their digital technology related policies. Students’ perceived competence and autonomy in using digital technologies are also explored.
Data are examined across a number of subgroups, including gender; whether a student is in junior or senior cycle; immigration status; economic, social and cultural status; DEIS status; school sector/gender composition; and school urban/rural location. The report also reflects on the policy and research implications of the findings.
The report can be downloaded here.
The press release can be downloaded here.