ERIC Number: EJ1147972
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Potential of One-to-One Technologies in the Classroom: Teachers and Students Weigh In
Varier, Divya; Dumke, Erika K.; Abrams, Lisa M.; Conklin, Sarah B.; Barnes, Jamie S.; Hoover, Nancy R.
Educational Technology Research and Development, v65 n4 p967-992 Aug 2017
Increased efforts to promote 21st century learning emphasize the central role of technology in instructional delivery in order to advance the multifaceted abilities and skills required for student success in an increasingly technology-rich learning and work environment. A qualitative study was conducted in a large, economically diverse, mid-Atlantic school district to examine the implementation of six technology devices in 18 elementary, middle, and high school classrooms. The purpose was to understand teachers' and students' experiences related to the instructional implications of each device to inform long term, one-to-one implementation of an appropriate technology device to meet the district's strategic goals for a 21st century learning environment. Teacher interviews and student focus groups revealed several themes related to technology integration, factors influencing implementation, impact on instruction, and impact on student motivation and engagement. Findings are discussed in relation to the district infrastructure and other considerations to support a one-to-one teaching and learning environment and how each of the six devices support the establishment of 21st century learning environments.
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Qualitative Research, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools, Interviews, Focus Groups, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Technology Integration
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
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