Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Many students are fortunate enough to have access to technology at home and in their classrooms. They have benefited from the positive effects of working with technology and have seen its growing importance in the academic and professional world. However, there are many schools that have technology, but do not know how to use it to its full potential and this is a great disadvantage to school aged children and their learning experiences. Interviews and surveys were distributed to a variety of teachers from local and non-local schools to discover how technology is perceived and used in the classroom. The main issues with technology were time, money, and support. Based on the data collected it was discovered that a lack of understanding of how to use technology to facilitate learning was an issue for teachers. Most of the tools (even at lower income campuses) are available to these schools; however, many of the faculties lack the time and knowledge of how to put these to use. Making outside help available to these schools has the potential to give students and teachers the learning experiences these devices have to offer. An in class workshop was organized to provide students with small group learning experiences. This experience offered knowledge and insight on how technology can make the smallest difference in a classroom.
Bockman, Laura, "Byteing the bullet : technology use in the classroom" (2013). Capstone Projects (Campus-Only Access). 321.