Event Title

Technology Takeover: Transitioning to an Electronic Secondary Classroom

Graduation Year

2015

Location

Room 102, State Farm Hall, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

18-4-2015 10:00 AM

End Date

18-4-2015 11:00 AM

Description

Over the last three decades, the presence of technology has grown considerably in American households. In order to cultivate 21st century knowledge and skills in their students, teachers must take on the responsibility of integrating technology into their daily instruction and classroom practices. The purpose of this study was to examine the factors affecting successful implementation of a 1:1 computing initiative in a high school Spanish classroom, as well as to determine the perceived benefits and challenges of utilizing this technology from the perspective of the students as well as the instructor. This study included a qualitative thematic analysis of field notes, an online classroom management system (CMS) website, and student feedback. Findings suggest that there are advantages to using 1:1 devices in a Spanish classroom such as increased access to resources and authentic input, but the challenges of hardware and software issues create frustration and complicate the transition from a traditional to a technology-dependent classroom.

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Apr 18th, 10:00 AM Apr 18th, 11:00 AM

Technology Takeover: Transitioning to an Electronic Secondary Classroom

Room 102, State Farm Hall, Illinois Wesleyan University

Over the last three decades, the presence of technology has grown considerably in American households. In order to cultivate 21st century knowledge and skills in their students, teachers must take on the responsibility of integrating technology into their daily instruction and classroom practices. The purpose of this study was to examine the factors affecting successful implementation of a 1:1 computing initiative in a high school Spanish classroom, as well as to determine the perceived benefits and challenges of utilizing this technology from the perspective of the students as well as the instructor. This study included a qualitative thematic analysis of field notes, an online classroom management system (CMS) website, and student feedback. Findings suggest that there are advantages to using 1:1 devices in a Spanish classroom such as increased access to resources and authentic input, but the challenges of hardware and software issues create frustration and complicate the transition from a traditional to a technology-dependent classroom.