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ERIC Number: EJ1097404
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0973-2217
Effects of Information and Communication Technology on Engagement and Art Production for Eighth-Grade Students
Lovin, Elizabeth; Lambeth, Dawn T.
Journal on School Educational Technology, v10 n3 p13-25 Dec 2014-Feb 2015
The purpose of this research was to explore the impact of an online-learning component incorporating peer discussion groups on art achievement, digital literacy practice, student engagement, and student attitude of an eighth-grade visual arts classroom. Participants included 30 students in two 8th-grade art classes. Students in one class received face-to- face art instruction, while the other class completed additional assignments using online-learning components and peer discussion groups. Art achievement was measured with project scores from printmaking, ceramics, and cut paper units. Digital literacy practice and engagement were recorded with a teacher checklist and field notes. Student attitude was measured by a survey administered at the end of the study. The online-learning component group scored slightly higher on art projects than the face-to-face group. Results indicated that, using online-learning components did not have a significant impact on art achievement, but notably improved digital literacy practice, student engagement, and student attitude towards art.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress
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