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Carraher, Joan M. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
1:1 Laptop initiatives continue to grow throughout Nebraska schools. There are many questions regarding their effectiveness in improving student learning, justifications for expenses, and the process to guide such an initiative. The purpose of this case study was to explore students' perceptions of academic self-efficacy and self-regulation while…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Computer Attitudes, Grade 8
Weider, Lori – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The city and school system in this research project is identified with a pseudonym as City X. This doctoral project, "Online publishing and authentic audience to improve student writing", is designed as one element of a district wide initiative to improve student writing literacy in the City X Public School district. In City X, as in…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Writing Improvement, Electronic Publishing, Internet
Allen, Diedre Dale – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to create a valid and reliable survey to measure third through fifth grade students' attitudes toward reading across three mediums: print, e-reader, and Internet. The theoretical framework pulls from self-determination theory and affective models to guide the development of a survey intended for use with intermediate…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Malhiwsky, Dallas R. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The need for proficient speakers of multiple languages has emerged as a result of political and economic forces in the last decade driving the challenge to find effective and efficient way to teach and learn languages. The past decade has brought numerous innovations and advances in the area of technology, which have changed the role from one of…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Pretests Posttests, Statistical Analysis, Scores
Donnelly, Brian Francis – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The convergence of innovations in digital technologies and expanding global internet connectivity has given rise to an emerging field of study identified as Digital Media and Learning (DML). (Davidson and Goldberg, 2009; Gee, 2009; Ito, Horst and Bittanti, 2008; Jenkins and Purushotma, 2008). In describing his work for the MacArthur Foundation's…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Learning Strategies, Internet