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Ghazala AZMAT (Sciences-Po) – “ICT and Student Learning “

September 13, 2022 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Applied Micro seminar : Every Tuesday
Time: 12:15 pm – 13:30 pm
Date: 13th of September 2022
Room : 3001 + zoom

Ghazala AZMAT (Sciences-Po) – “ICT and Student Learning ”

Abstract: We study the impact of a large-scale educational Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) intervention in France on students’ outcomes. The Plan Numerique (or “Digital Plan”) program aimed to increase digital access in middle schools via the provision of mobile digital equipment (mainly laptops) to students for two years (from grade 7 to 9). We use conditional random assignment into the Plan to causally identify access of ICT on students’ academic, digital and socio-cognitive skills, using rich administrative and survey data. We find a positive treatment effect on all academic skills, which is stronger in the second year and has a lasting, post-treatment effect. The effects on creativity and digital skills are more mixed. Generally, the treatment effect is stronger for students from lower socio-economic groups.

Joint work : Denis Fougère and Clémence Lobut

Benoît SCHMUTZ (Pôle d’économie du CREST)
Anthony STRITTMATTER (Pôle d’économie du CREST)