Tablet procurement within K12 educational environments : an analysis of the political influences, perceived device advantages and hardware preferences.

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dc.contributor.advisor McKinney, Joseph R.
dc.contributor.author White, James A. (James Alec)
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-05T15:28:30Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-05T15:28:30Z
dc.date.created 2014-05-05
dc.date.issued 2014-05-03
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/198105
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to examine factors that may have influenced the decision to implement tablet technologies within classroom environments. These factors were grouped and limited to three distinct areas: social and political influences, perceived benefits of implementation, and influence of varying types of hardware, software and operating systems. Results indicate that if technology leaders felt external pressures to keep pace with technological advancements of other corporations, they were more likely to report pressures from the other social political factors being studied. Multiple perceived educational benefits were identified including improvement to classroom instruction, increased differentiation of instruction, enhanced collaboration, better communication and positive public responses. Hardware preferences were found to describe the characteristics found in the Apple line of products. Despite the identification of these perceived educational benefits, a majority of those responding felt that tablet devices did not impact student testing achievement. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Educational Leadership
dc.subject.lcsh Tablet computers.
dc.subject.lcsh Educational technology -- Indiana.
dc.subject.lcsh Public schools -- Technological innovations -- Indiana.
dc.subject.lcsh School administrators -- Indiana -- Attitudes.
dc.title Tablet procurement within K12 educational environments : an analysis of the political influences, perceived device advantages and hardware preferences. en_US
dc.title.alternative Title on signature form: Tablet procurement within K-12 educational environments : an analysis of the political influences, perceived device advantages and hardware preferences
dc.description.degree Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1745387


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