Computer-Assisted Learning: Evidence from A Randomized Experiment

This report presents the results obtained after the first year of a two-year randomized evaluation of a computer assisted learning (CAL) programme in Vadodara, India. The CAL programme, implemented by a NGO, took advantage of the donation of four computers to each municipal primary school in Vadodara by the state government. The programme provided each child in the fourth standard with two hours of shared computer time in which students played educational games that reinforced mathematics competencies ranging from the standard 1 to the standard 3 level.

Poverty Action Lab Paper No. 5

Leigh Linden
Abhijit Banerjee
Esther Duflo
2003, 15 pages