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KEYS to Successful Learning
  • Michael J. White, '09, Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Leah A. Nillas, Illinois Wesleyan University
A nationwide push for the use of technology has influenced classroom teaching in the United States. This study examined the use of technology in elementary classrooms. Specific aspects of technology such as PowerPoint and word processing were examined in relation to developing skills in writing. Data from 46 fifth and third grade students as well as self-evaluation interviews with teachers were used to understand the overall comprehensive value of technology in teaching how to write. I expect my results to support previous research findings which assert that using computer technology in writing motivates students to do better work and is less tedious than a "normal" routine lesson.
Publication Date
Spring April, 2005
Citation Information
Michael J. White, '09 and Leah A. Nillas. "KEYS to Successful Learning" (2005)
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