Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Bring your own technology: The effect of student-owned technology on student engagement
by Boyd, William Patrick, Ed.D., Trevecca Nazarene University, 2015, 143; 3706805
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this ethnographic research study was to investigate the effect of a Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) policy on student engagement in a high school setting through classroom observations, cross-sectional surveys, and a focus group of technology teacher leaders. The qualitative and quantitative data gleaned from this study indicated no significant difference in student engagement levels when student-owned technology was used for instructional purposes, but student engagement increased with teacher support and efficacy with technology, student-directed learning, and utilization of Web 2.0 applications. The findings of this study will inform future decision making by school districts considering BYOT policies, assist teachers with technology-based instructional design, and contribute to the literature on student engagement with instructional technology.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Eddins, Scott
Commitee: Patterson, Alice
School: Trevecca Nazarene University
Department: Education
School Location: United States -- Tennessee
Source: DAI-A 76/10(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Educational leadership, Secondary education, Educational technology
Keywords: Bring your own device, Bring your own technology, Byod, Instructional technology, Student engagement, Web 2.0
Publication Number: 3706805
ISBN: 9781321810219
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