Project Part 1
SS3150 – Research Methods
22 April 2015
Project Part 1
How does technology impact student learning?
Qualitative Research Article Summary
UNESCO evaluation shows student achievement increases by combining professional learning, compelling interactive digital content and technology in the classroom. (2011, Jun 24). Business Wire, pp. n/a. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/873522633?accountid=27655
This study took place over an 18 month period which included 23 schools in Hortolandia, Sao Paulo, Brazil with a subject size of approximately 6,000 students and 100 teachers. The study was conducted by using a blend of professional learning, interactive digital content and technology. The study also took into account additional factors such as teacher interaction and found that the more the teachers interacted with the students, that more eager they were to learn the content of the course. (UNESCO 2011, Jun 24) The results of this study were compared to the results of non-participating schools.
The participating middle school students improved their performance in math by 20 percent, which is seven times better than the non-participating study group. (UNESCO 2011, Jun 24) According to the study 44 percent of students said that lessons using technology became more interesting and 54 percent said the lessons encouraged interest in studying. (UNESCO 2011, Jun 24)
Aziz, T., Khan, M. B., & Singh, R. (2010). Effects of information technology usage on student learning: An empirical study in the united states. International Journal of Management, 27(2), 205-217. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/745596831?accountid=27655
This study uses 640 community college students from two community college districts in Southern California. The study used two types of hypothesis testing, Chi-Square and Pared Sample T Test. With over 75% of students either agreeing or...