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ERIC Number: ED490354
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr-14
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Teaching At-Risk Students with Technology: Teachers' Beliefs, Experiences, and Strategies for Success
Edmonds, Kelly; Li, Qing
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Apr 11-15, 2005)
This study explores teachers' perspective and approaches when teaching at-risk learners with technology. Using an open-ended survey, data was collected from nine experienced teachers within a high school system are analyzed. The learning barriers encountered ranged from learning disabilities to self-esteem issues. The results indicate that technology-based learning environments helped some students overcome barriers. The use of technology contributes to the increased success rates for at-risk learners. Effective strategies that classroom practices may not be able to address include individualized learning and open communication. We need to be cautious, however, that the approach of integrating technology, particularly learning exclusively online, may not be applicable for every student. Particularly, teachers warn that using technology with some at-risk students immediately creates another learning barrier.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A