Analysis of the Impact of a Ten-Year Technology Initiative on Students’ Outcomes
Wenxue Li, Texas Children's Hospital, United States ; Trena Wilkerson, Doug Rogers, Baylor University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of a ten-year technology training initiative on students' outcomes measured by GPA, number of discipline referrals, number of absences, state standardized test result, and promotion status in a large independent school district in central United States. In addition, the research model was examined to investigate its use in future research. The subjects were 135 teachers and their 810 students selected randomly to represent the ten-year initiative from the elementary, middle, and high schools in the school district. Findings from this study provide linkage to certain student outcomes at identified grade levels as related to teachers' level of technology training. Results from this study indicate that this research model is capable of examining the long-term effect of a teacher technology training initiative.
Li, W., Wilkerson, T. & Rogers, D. (2007). Analysis of the Impact of a Ten-Year Technology Initiative on Students’ Outcomes. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 862-870). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).