We recently ran an experiment to see if we could test the impact of edmodo upon learning outcomes. We did this with a group of year 9 students studying Pythagoras and Trigonometry.
The group of 25 pupils were tested to establish their knowledge and understanding of the topics which proved to be none. Next, over a two week period, their Maths teacher taught them the subject matter. As well as their lessons some of the students where given access to resources placed on an edmodo group.
At the end of the two week period the students were re tested. All the pupils had a target based on 3 levels of progress. It was against these targets that we chose to analyse the impact of the edmodo group.
The Results (Click here to see PREZI of results)
58% of the pupils who achieved their target level had access to the edmodo group
However by comparison only 35% of the pupils without access to the edmodo group achieved their target grade.
Whilst there are clearly many factors that will impact upon learning outcomes this initial experiment suggests that edmodo can impact learning outcomes.