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Krause, Lorinda M. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study utilized a mixed methods approach to examine the issue of how parents, students, and teachers (stakeholders) perceive accessibility and the utilization of computer and Internet technology within the Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania Area School District. Quantitative data was collected through the use of questionnaires distributed to the…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Parent Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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
Yurick, Karla Anne – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study explored the effects of Problem-Based Leaning (PBL) with web-anchored instruction in nanotechnology on the science conceptual understanding, the attitude towards science, and the perception of science in society of elementary students. A mixed-methods approach was used. Subjects (N=46) participated in the study for approximately two…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Pretests Posttests, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
Thomas, Teresa Scruggs – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to assess teacher perceptions regarding the effectiveness of online courses as a delivery method for professional development. Participants were divided into two groups, educators who have participated in and now teach professional development courses online (instructors) and educators who have participated in the…
Descriptors: Opinions, Online Courses, Program Effectiveness, Teaching Experience
Fischbach, Kami Jo – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The use of the distance learning courses continues to grow. Previous research focuses on the effectiveness of distance education, typically examining the performance, attitudes, and satisfaction of distance education students and comparing them to those attending traditional classes. High school principals have this information to use when making…
Descriptors: Student Needs, High Schools, Student Attitudes, Distance Education
Lee, Zeng-Han – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The current supplementary web based English learning in Taiwan provides online learning resources and gives assessments at the end of each lesson to evaluate learners' online learning results. Based on the testing results, instructors may adjust their in-class instructional method to focus on the students' weaknesses. For the average classroom…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Online Courses, Computer Uses in Education
Oliver, Deborah – ProQuest LLC, 2010
WebQuests are increasing in popularity across the country, yet it remains unclear whether WebQuests confer a significant benefit in student content learning. In addition, the perceptions of teachers regarding the classroom value and efficacy of WebQuests in teaching higher level thinking skills are still unclear. The goals of the study were (a) to…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Student Attitudes, Grade 5, Thinking Skills