Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Student and teacher perspectives of technology usage
by Elliott, Lori L., Ed.D., Lindenwood University, 2010, 157; 3440200
Abstract (Summary)

This study examined the use of technology by eighth grade students and teachers and perceptions of students and teachers toward technology use in the classroom and home. A mixed design method was selected to collect and analyze the data. Face-to-face interviews, field notes, and national survey results were used to triangulate the data. Three themes emerged from the study in response to the research questions: communication is the focus of technology use, students consider themselves more knowledgeable about technology than teachers, and technology use in the classroom is primarily a visual tool, rather than an interactive resource. Implications for educators include ongoing professional development, use of technology outside of school, and removal of perceived barriers.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: DeVore, Sherry
Commitee: Kopp, Kevin, Reid, Terry
School: Lindenwood University
Department: Education
School Location: United States -- Missouri
Source: DAI-A 72/04, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational technology
Keywords: Interactive technology, Professional development, Technology adoption
Publication Number: 3440200
ISBN: 9781124467474
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