Danny Mooers

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)


Graduate Education

First Advisor

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.


Action Research Report Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Education