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Learning and Assessment in the digital age


Project duration: 01.06.2019 - 30.05.2022

Learning and Assessment in the digital age (LL digital)

The Project LL digital addresses the effects of digital media on the language competences of grade school students in learn and test situations.

Project description

Digital media in education offers both possibilities and challenges. The project LL digital investigates the extent to which the usage of digital media in grade schools affects the linguistic competencies of students. Differences between digital media methods, such as tablet-classes or the usage of smartphones during lessons, and pen and paper based methods are investigated. A further distinction within digital media is made between methods that utilize a predetermined (fixed) order, and methods that adapt the ordering of questions to the student. Additional factors that might affect a students‘ handling of digital media, like computer familiarity, gender, or the socio-economic status are also considered. The project makes use of both quantitative and qualitative research methods. Interviews with teachers investigate the conditions for a successful application of digital based lessons, while the literacy and vocabulary of students in the 4th grade are assessed with digital and pen-and-paper based methods.

The aim of the project is to improve the understanding of the challenges and chances that digital media can offer in education.

Lead researcher at IFS

Foto von Prof. Dr. Nele McElvany Prof. Dr. Nele McElvany,

Campus Nord, CDI, Room CDI / 232
Telephone: (+49)231 755-5512

Project management

Foto von PD Dr. Ramona Lorenz PD Dr. Ramona Lorenz,

Campus Nord, CDI, Room CDI / 237
Telephone: (+49)231 755-7969

Project team

Foto von Thomas Brüggemann Thomas Brüggemann,

Campus Nord, CDI, Room CDI / 202
Telephone: (+49)231 755-5599

Foto von Dr. Ulrich Ludewig Dr. Ulrich Ludewig,

Campus Nord, CDI, Room CDI / 013
Telephone: (+49)231 755-6203

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