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MS in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education


The use of technology in the classroom, both as an instructional aid as well as a laboratory tool was explored. Using six sections of the same course, different levels of technology were used to convey the same information for one unit. Students were given a pre-test as well as a post-test in order to compare their overall achievements throughout the unit. In addition, classes were allowed to use varying levels of technology for two different laboratory experiments. It was found that the instructional technology used did have a positive impact on student performance for the unit; however, the technology used in the laboratory experiments did not have any conclusive trends linking technology to student success.