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The ABCs of learning online

Monday, July 9, 2007

Excerpt from the article including quote: Proponents say sites like Starfall can help kids learn the ABCs while also mastering computer skills necessary to their future. But evidence to support the effect of educational sites is next to none, leaving some experts to wonder how they might shape a generation.

"Without question, technology is going to play an increasing role for young ones to school-age kids--at home predominantly and then more slowly in school," said Naomi Hupert, senior research associate at the Education Development Center, a nonprofit research group. "How well it's going to work (toward their education) is really a giant question no one really has an answer to because there haven't been enough well-crafted studies."

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