Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
Patricia C. Kornelis
This action research study investigated students’ perceptions about the use the use of technology in the classroom. The participants were English Language Arts students at a high school in Iowa. The participants included 33 freshman, 28 juniors and 15 seniors. Students were given a survey to gauge their perceptions of how the use of technology in the classroom impacted their engagement and allowed them to meet learning targets. Additionally, the survey examined students’ perceptions regarding the benefits and limitations of technology in the classroom. The results of this study suggest that students perceived the use of technology to be more engaging and to improve their ability to meet learning targets. Students in the study believed that technology helps them complete assignments in a more thorough and efficient way. However, along with the efficiency and thoroughness, the students believed that technology can be distracting.
Mooers, Danny, "Technology Use in the Classroom" (2020). Master of Education Program Theses. 142.