Aristovnik, Aleksander (2012): The impact of ICT on educational performance and its efficiency in selected EU and OECD countries: a non-parametric analysis. Published in: The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology , Vol. 3, No. 11 (1. July 2012): pp. 144-152.
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The purpose of the paper is to review some previous researches examining ICT efficiency and the impact of ICT on educational output/outcome as well as different conceptual and methodological issues related to performance measurement. Moreover, a definition, measurements and the empirical application of a model measuring the efficiency of ICT use and its impact at national levels will be considered. For this purpose, the Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) technique is presented and then applied to selected EU-27 and OECD countries. The empirical results show that the efficiency of ICT, when taking educational outputs/outcomes into consideration, differs significantly across the great majority of EU and OECD countries. The analysis of the varying levels of (output-oriented) efficiency (under the VRSTE framework) shows that Finland, Norway, Belgium and Korea are the most efficient countries in terms of their ICT sectors. Finally, the analysis finds evidence that most of the countries under consideration hold great potential for increased efficiency in ICT and for improving their educational outputs and outcomes.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The impact of ICT on educational performance and its efficiency in selected EU and OECD countries: a non-parametric analysis|
|Keywords:||Information and Communication Technology (ICT), education, performance, efficiency, DEA, EU, OECD|
|Subjects:||I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education and Research Institutions
L - Industrial Organization > L8 - Industry Studies: Services
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O5 - Economywide Country Studies > O57 - Comparative Studies of Countries
H - Public Economics > H5 - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Innovation ; Research and Development ; Technological Change ; Intellectual Property Rights
|Depositing User:||Aleksander Aristovnik|
|Date Deposited:||03. Jul 2012 13:05|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 01:20|
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