Launch of first OECD PISA report on digital skills Tuesday 15 September 2015 - Embargo 01.01 CET/00.01 BST


07/09/2015 - How can computers in schools be used effectively to give students the skills they need in today’s connected world? The question is central to “Students, Computers and Learning: Making the Connection”, the first OECD PISA report on digital skills.


Based on new analysis and data from the PISA 2012 assessment, the report discusses differences in access to and use of ICT in relation to students’ socio-economic status, gender, geographic location, and the school a child attends. It also examines the relationship among computer access in schools, computer use in classrooms, and performance in the PISA assessment.


The following media events are planned (all local times):


Monday 14 September (under embargo 01.01 CET/00.01 BST for publication in Tuesday print editions)


Paris – 11.00 a.m. – briefing with OECD education analysts Francesco Avvisati and Eric Charbonnier. At the OECD. To register, contact Louise Fietz, OECD Media Division (tel. + 33 1 45 24 80 91 or


Tokyo – 15.00 p.m. – videoconference with Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director of Education and Skills. At the OECD Tokyo Centre, 3rd floor, Nippon Press Centre Building, 2-2-1 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 100-0011. To register, contact Naoko Kawaguchi, OECD Tokyo Centre (tel. + 81.3 5532.0026 or 


Washington – 12.00 p.m. ET – webinar with Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director of Education and Skills. For more information, contact Miguel Rodriguez-Gorman, OECD Washington Centre (+ 1 202 822 3865 or


Tuesday 15 September (under embargo until 11 a.m. CET)


Mexico – 10.00 a.m. - videoconference with Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20. At the OECD Mexico Centre, Av. Presidente Masaryk 526, 1er piso, Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo, C.P 11560 Mexico. To register, contact Carolina Ziehl, OECD Mexico Centre (+ 52 55 9 138 6235 or


Public webinar – 17.00 p.m. Paris time - with Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director of Education and Skills, and OECD education analyst Francesco Avvisati. To register, go to, password: student.



For further information, to register for the news conferences or for a copy of the report under embargo, journalists are invited to contact the OECD’s Media Division (tel: + 33 1 45 24 97 00 or Copies will be sent under embargo on Monday 14 September. 


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