Date of Award/Publication

2007

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

MS in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education

Abstract

With technology becoming more prevalent in the education world, teachers want to know if it is going to be beneficial to their students and in what ways. Three questions were addressed in this study: would students perform better when technology was used as a tool in the classroom, would technology keep students engaged and on task throughout the lesson, and which method of instruction do students prefer, in the classroom or the computer lab? Students were taught two sets of lessons, each set contained a technology lesson and a non-technology lesson and they were reversed for each class. The data was collected and it was found technology was not as beneficial to the students as previous studies bad suggested, indicating a need for further research.

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