Research Papers on Education & Computers

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  • Distance Education Research

    A 6 page paper discussing two distance education research efforts and assessing their value for contributing to the advancement of online education. One author decries the lack of quantitative methods used in education research, another focuses on the lack of framework-defining theory in much of today’s current research into distance education. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • K through 12 Instructional Technology

    3 pages of the text of a PowerPoint® presentation of the same title. The presentation provides an introduction to instructional technology and a rationale for integrating instructional technology within the K-12 environment. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Proposal on Distance Learning and 'Desocialization'

    A 25 page research paper. While distance education itself is not new, Internet-based courses are a relatively new phenomenon. The question this proposal asks is: Is there a difference in student achievement between those taking Online courses and those attending the traditional classroom course? The paper is a research proposal that includes: a general introduction to the topic of distance education/learning and to Internet-based education, in particular. The purpose of the study, hypotheses and methodology are included. The literature review reports both anecdotal comments and results of previous research studies, both qualitative and quantitative. One concern with this medium has been students feeling isolated with a lack of socialization with other students. As the literature illustrates, there are many tools and strategies that can be used to minimize any negative effect of distance. Statistical data are reported. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Using Computers in Pre K and General Education Levels First Chapter Research Proposal

    This 20 page paper provides the first chapte rofa research proposal. This paper looks specifically at the role of computer use in general education and in Pre-K education. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • EFL, ESL, and Microsoft PowerPoint

    A 7 page paper which examines how PowerPoint presentations can help teaching English in EFL/ESL classes. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Assessing School Web Sites; A Reseach Proposal

    Schools are now using the internet and web pages, not only as a learning tool or teaching aid, but to communicate with stakeholders such as parents. This 18 page paper is a reseach proposal to look at how schools are using their web pages so communicate in terms of marketing communication and communicating with stakeholders. The paper presents an introduction along with aims and objectives, the limitations and the justification of the study. A literature review and a methodological approach is also presented. The proposal is based on researching secondary schools in the UK. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

  • 3 Education Research Proposals

    This 6 page paper is made up of 3 research proposals with a research outline and a brief methodology. The proposals are to look at rrepresentations of computer-based learning in popular media, to assess representations of schooling on school websites and to examine children's help seeking strategies in an online educational discussion forum. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • Decision Making in Schools and Information Technology's Uses

    This 47 page paper is a full length dissertation examining the use of information technology and computer systems to help with decision making. The paper starts with an introduction, considering why this is an important issue and outlining the rest of the paper. The next section is a comprehensive literature review which looks at theories concerning decisions making, barriers to decision making and management systems designed to all technology to help with decision making. The paper then outlines the methodology for primary research using a case study school and presents some findings along with a discussion relating the findings to the literature review. The paper ends with some conclusions and recommendations. The bibliography cites 25 sources.

  • Gates Foundation Grant Application Sample

    A 5 page paper that begins with an overview and introduction to this Foundation's Education Grant Program. The writer identifies the items in the initial inquiry letter and then provides a sample grant application for funding for technology to establish an after-school program for students. The purpose of the project is to increase elementary grade students' achievement in math and language arts. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Information and Knowledge in the Age of Cyberspace

    6 pages in length. Knowledge and information have become synonymous in the cybernetic age, but not necessarily to the benefit of understanding. The power of this statement illustrates that while technology might improve man's progress in some areas, it also fails to do so in a holistic manner. The global community is bombarded with information from myriad sources unlike any other time in history, which would lead one to presume this generation to be more knowledgeable than their parents or grandparents. This is, indeed, a logical deduction to make considering this age group was quite literally brought up in the midst of the technological revolution. However, the barrage of information today's younger generation receives on a daily basis via the Internet, television, radio, newspapers and magazines serves more to clog the assimilation into understanding than to allow for it. In short, the information is dispensed but the receivers have not been adequately taught how to decipher and retain what is important. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Technology and Learning Systems

    This 8 page paper provides an overview of a review of literature on learning systems, motivation and adult learning, including a section on the use of technology, for informing instructional strategies for library specialists. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Literature Review of Mathematics Distance Learning

    This 8 page paper provides a review of literature on the use of online education in mathematics. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Technology In Middle And High Schools

    A 12 page paper. There is still controversy about the use of technology in math classes. This essay discuses and reports research regarding the use of technology in math and science classes in middle schools and high schools. The writer discusses barriers to using technology, including access and teacher preparation. The results some teachers have had with certain technology is also reported. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Multicultural Education And Technology

    A 10 page paper that includes these sections: abstract, stimulus statement and topic, teacher competence to teach multicultural education, what we know about technology and student achievement and technology in pre-service multicultural education classes, what we do not know and recommendations. There are many suppositions that make good sense about the value of technology when teaching multicultural lessons but there seems to be very little empirical evidence. Data are provided for studies where technology was used with ELL and disadvantaged students for math and writing. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Literature Review to Identify Gap in Research of E-Learning Will Use in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

    There is a great potential for benefits from e-learning for training and development in small to medium-sized enterprises. This 10 page paper considers the barriers that may be in place for effective use of e-learning by small to medium-size enterprises. The paper conducts a literature review concerning use of e-learning in order to identify potential gap in the research and then considers a viable research question it may be utilized to help SMEs overcome the barriers which exist. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • ICT School Strategies Development

    This 37 page paper examines the way in which strategies should be formulated for teaching information and communication technology ICT, or information technology (IT) on schools so that all students can leave with good IT skills. The paper is written with a full table of contents (not included in the page count), includes the research rationale and keys aims. An in-depth literature review is conducted, studying the different barriers that exist and the different approaches which may be used for curriculum design. The paper then presents some primary research (fictitious) to demonstrate how this can be presented and then tied in with the literature review. The paper needs with recommendations of future ICT teaching strategies. The paper focuses on UK secondary schools (years 7 – 13), but would be applicable to other countries and other areas of education. The bibliography cites 34 sources.

  • Integrated Technology and Teacher Staff Development Program

    This 7 page paper provides an overview of a plan to assist teachers in applying technology in their classroom. This plan is a staff development plan with a rationale based in the current literature. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Mathematics and Computer Technology

    This 15 page paper provides an overview of articles related to a research review of literature on topics that include mathematics software, technology and use in the classroom, the use of word problems and the use of techniques for the instruction of children with learning disabilities in mathematics. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Children and Computer Introduction

    4 pages in length. Had this question been asked a mere two decades ago, the consensus would have likely been that a child's introduction to computers was not warranted until well after elementary school when their perceived readiness for such technological integration was well established. However, experts in academia and child psychology alike have come to realize the cognitive, dexterous and overall developmental value of a child's early introduction to computers. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Classrooms, Technology, and Education

    This 5 page report discusses the changes and trends in teacher education over the past two decades and the all-important introduction of technology into mainstream use in virtually all aspects of life, including the classroom. Teaching music teachers to use Internet technology in their classrooms is the focus of the studies proposed here. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • IWB-Latest technology for Schools

    A 5 page paper. That introduces integrative whiteboards, which is connected to a computer and uses a projector with software to produce enlarged images, text, and animations for teaching and learning. The paper reports research studies from Australia that focus on their actual use and success. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • General Overview of Project Based Learning

    A 12 page paper that provides a general overview of project based learning. The writer then focuses on three issues – how project based learning enhances student motivation and problem solving skills and how technology enhances project based learning approaches. Research that illustrates the success and effectiveness of this approach to learning is reported. Examples of projects are also included. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Technology and Learning Systems

    This 8 page paper provides an overview of a review of literature on learning systems, motivation and adult learning, including a section on the use of technology, for informing instructional strategies for library specialists. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Using Technology To Support Learning

    This 4 page paper discusses a project for middle school students in which they will use technology in all parts of the project. The project is designing a future city and is multidisciplinary in nature. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Personal Definition Of Video Games

    4 pages in length. Despite the general consensus that video games encourage antisocial behavior, obesity, sedentariness and - some argue - violent tendencies, there is an entirely opposite definition to this animated, interactive entertainment many people overlook: their value as effective learning tools. The extent to which children and adolescents alike connect with the fantasy world of video games is both grand and far-reaching; that this interactive relationship has spilled over into the academic environment as an unexpected - yet highly welcome - educational device speaks to the overwhelming benefit this particular type of technology has had upon reaching and teaching students, inasmuch as being engaged with the overall learning process is half the struggle of achievement. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Literature Review of Mathematics Distance Learning

    This 8 page paper provides a review of literature on the use of online education in mathematics. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Accreditation Need and Distance Education

    This 10 page paper provides an overview of distance education, the increasing enrollment in Online higher education programs, research comparing Online versus traditional classroom student achievement and the need for accreditation. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Frustrating Technology and Distance Learning

    5 pages in length. There was a time when students had to rely upon the traditional - and archaic - educational methods of attending class, abiding by the pre-established schedules of instructors, following a curriculum upon which they had little time to focus, as well as rearranging their lives to accommodate their schooling. This is no longer the case with the advent of telecommunications technology in the classroom -- the classroom being the privacy of the student's own home. Indeed, it is impossible to overlook the many benefits inherent to such programs as distance learning, video conferencing, interactive multimedia, knowledge-based systems and the Internet as they relate to education. Contemporary students have been given an opportunity unlike any who have studied before them: the chance to mold their educational needs to fit their individual lifestyles. However, along with the good comes the not-so-good in terms of technological frustrations that impede upon their progress. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Transtheoretical Behavior Change Model

    A 3 page paper. The writer presents a brief introduction to the stages in the transtheoretical change model. This is followed with a description of how technology can be used with each stage. An example involving coronary patients is included. The writer also discusses how the technology offers visual, auditory and kinesthetic cues for different learners. Bibliography lists 3 sources. PGchntc9.rtf

  • ICT School Strategies Development

    This 37 page paper examines the way in which strategies should be formulated for teaching information and communication technology ICT, or information technology (IT) on schools so that all students can leave with good IT skills. The paper is written with a full table of contents (not included in the page count), includes the research rationale and keys aims. An in-depth literature review is conducted, studying the different barriers that exist and the different approaches which may be used for curriculum design. The paper then presents some primary research (fictitious) to demonstrate how this can be presented and then tied in with the literature review. The paper needs with recommendations of future ICT teaching strategies. The paper focuses on UK secondary schools (years 7 – 13), but would be applicable to other countries and other areas of education. The bibliography cites 34 sources.

  • Society, Young Adults, and Computer Technology

    A 4 page discussion of the importance computer technology (the Internet in particular) has in preparing young people to take their place in society as productive adults. The author points out that some segments of society have greater access than others but that many efforts are underway to ease that discrepancy. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Learning Theories of AIU Online

    3 pages in length. AIU Online provides a comprehensive approach to learning that one might readily argue does not exist in some conventional institutions. The extent to which AIU Online strives to incorporate holistic learning theories is both grand and far-reaching; that Singularity™ Learning, Fourth Dimension Learning™ and CommonGround™ techniques are commonly applied in this virtual environment illustrates the lengths to which AIU Online goes to provide well-rounded instruction to its students. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Literature Review to Identify Gap in Research of E-Learning Will Use in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

    There is a great potential for benefits from e-learning for training and development in small to medium-sized enterprises. This 10 page paper considers the barriers that may be in place for effective use of e-learning by small to medium-size enterprises. The paper conducts a literature review concerning use of e-learning in order to identify potential gap in the research and then considers a viable research question it may be utilized to help SMEs overcome the barriers which exist. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • Human Learning and Computer Technology

    5 pages in length. There is little question that technology has given considerable advantage to reading skills at the school grade level, not only serving to improve present learning skills but also setting the stage for increased capability later on in school as well. Part of the challenge of acquiring a good, sound education is getting the student interested in the lesson plan; while some are inherently good students, others require the extra added incentive that such technological advances as computer access offers. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Distance Learning Programs' Evaluation

    This 5-page paper discusses how one would evaluate the success (or lack thereof) of an e-learning, or e-distance learning course. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Programs of University and Online Distance Learning

    A 10 page paper which examines the distance-learning programs currently being offered by universities and the development of online learning worldwide. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • 4th Grade/Endangered Animals Web Quest

    A 5 page guide/research paper that, first, discusses various web sites on the topic of endangered species that can be characterized by their approach. Then, the writer offers a lesson plan using some of these sites. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Overview of Antidepressant Escitalopram

    This is a 10 page paper which discusses all the aspects of the antidepressant drug escitalopram. The bibliography has 6 sources.

  • Technology In Middle And High Schools

    A 12 page paper. There is still controversy about the use of technology in math classes. This essay discuses and reports research regarding the use of technology in math and science classes in middle schools and high schools. The writer discusses barriers to using technology, including access and teacher preparation. The results some teachers have had with certain technology is also reported. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Multicultural Education And Technology

    A 10 page paper that includes these sections: abstract, stimulus statement and topic, teacher competence to teach multicultural education, what we know about technology and student achievement and technology in pre-service multicultural education classes, what we do not know and recommendations. There are many suppositions that make good sense about the value of technology when teaching multicultural lessons but there seems to be very little empirical evidence. Data are provided for studies where technology was used with ELL and disadvantaged students for math and writing. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Changes in Higher Education Due to the Internet

    This 7 page paper discusses the changes that online education has had on higher learning. It considers the rise of the Internet education; the way in which this type of education has moved away from the liberal arts tradition; and the impact on tenure caused by distance education. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Online Education: Balancing School With Other Life Responsibilities

    3 pages in length. Everything takes priority at one time or another; the most important thing to remember is that only one thing can take priority at a time. Balance is the key to successfully juggling an online education with work and/or family demands, however, balance requires sacrifice and compromise whereby something at sometime is going to have to be delegated a secondary preference. The greatest conflict people find when they attempt an online degree is the perceived notion of "your time is your own" from employers, friends and family alike. While the fundamental attraction of online education is the ability to achieve this goal at home, that is the only difference between it and a brick-and-mortar schedule. That online learning removes the logistic component does not mean it lacks structure of time and commitment, a realization that spawns frustration when trying to balance with work and/or family demands. No bibliography.

  • Technology Effects on Education

    A 6 page research paper that examines technology's integration into classroom instruction and its effect of student achievement. This discussion looks at the strengths and weaknesses in the available research literature, as well as what research says about teacher training in technology use and its effect on student achievement. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Evaluation Of A Web Site For Educators

    A 5 page paper. The essay begins by identifying the Web site to be evaluated and the credentials of the author. The writer discusses the criteria for evaluating Web sites and relates these criteria to the target Web site. The Web site is Kim's Korner For Teachers. A specific document, Writing Process Timeline is evaluated in terms of its value and advantages. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Wireless Technology In The Classroom

    A 4 page paper. The writer reports three specific cases where teachers are using wireless technology in their classrooms. In one school, students are using it for a multitude of things and in the other two schools, wireless is used in algebra classes. The essay reports the outcomes related to the use of this technology and comments on some of the purposes of it. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • University Level Distance Learning

    This 12 page paper discusses the pros and cons of distance learning. Several issues are addressed. Paper focuses on distance learning at the university level. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Privacy Issues Involving Online Portals and Personal Information

    10 pages in length. Internet users can never be too careful when it comes to providing personal information while surfing upon the World Wide Web. However, the extent to which users know when and how they are inadvertently handing over personal data is often masked by myriad technological methods that the Web site visitor has no idea even exists; what ultimately transpires by the time the user leaves the site is how he or she has unwittingly given tracking and usage information that may – but oftentimes is not – protected from unauthorized distribution. Universities, in their quest to collect information to improve their sites and provide user-friendly applications, should realize the importance of this matter and take it upon themselves to create and post a comprehensive online privacy policy that outlines precisely why, how and when visitors' personal information is collected if they do not want to be accused of possible privacy infringement. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Issues Pertaining to School Leadership Effectiveness

    This 7 page paper discusses specific issues related to effective school leadership: maintaining high faculty morale, parent involvement, and inservice training. The writer begins with confirmation of the importance of the principal and how the role of the principal has changed. Sergiovanni's nine essential tasks of the principal are also mentioned. Teacher morale is approached with a study that illustrates some of the many behaviors that positively or negatively affect teacher morale. Ideas to improve morale are provided. The writer then discusses the importance of parent involvement and how principals and teachers might gain more involvement. Finally, the issue of the importance of staff development or inservice training is discussed. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Research Questions

    This 12 page paper looks at research issues raised in a case supplied by the student. A test was being trialed for use to assess the aptitude and abilities of students IT skills. The test results did not correlate with the expected results. The paper is written in three parts. The first part assesses the research methodology used for the initial trial, and looks at questions that could be asked of the students to help assess the reason for the problems; The second part of the paper identifies a research methodology that should be used to investigate the difficulties with the first trial and the last part of the paper proposed the research and looks at ways that problems, such as resistance from teachers may be overcome by developing a new implementation model. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • America’s Grade Schools and the Importance of Technology and Technology Integration

    In fourteen pages this Master’s thesis paper analyzes the importance of integrating technology in American schools to lift lagging education standards and discusses such innovations as SMART boards, Promethean boards, and enVisionMATH, along budgetary considerations as well as the demands on schools posed by constantly changing technology. Fifteen sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Educator Evaluation of Technology Needs

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of a technology needs assessment for educators. This paper outlines the reasons for technology in the classroom and then gives an actual example of a technology needs assessment survey for educators. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Value of Social Networking Tools in a Teaching Environment with Specific Consideration of Business Students

    The use of internet and interactive tools has increased over the last decade. This 7 page paper looks at the way that social networking tools, such as wiki and blogs may be of benefit to business student, aiding learning in an academic environment. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Educational And Instructional Technology

    This 11 page paper is divided into two parts. Part 1 discuses the history of technology in education and instruction and the purpose of technology. Part 2 reports a few studies that reveal enhanced learning when today's technology is incorporated into the lesson design. In some cases, specific applications or Web sites are identified. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Keyboard Skills and Further Technology

    7 pages in length. There is little question that learning keyboarding skills at the third grade level does, indeed, help improve technological skills later on in school. Part of the challenge of acquiring a good, sound education is getting the student interested in the lesson plan; while some are inherently good students, others require the extra added incentive that computer access offers. However, the child's interaction with the computer is only as effective as his keyboarding skills, which, as studies have begun to note, are just as essential as is understanding the programs. The writer discusses how learning keyboarding in the third grade helps to improve technological skills later on in school. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • An Evaluation of the Web Based Curriculum America Dreams

    A 4 page exploration of the Library of Congress' "America Dreams" site. This paper explores the positive features of the site and comments on how it leads the student to a full understanding of the American Dream and how it has faced many challenges through the ages. No additional sources are listed.

  • Education and Virtual Reality

    This 15 page paper discusses the use of virtual reality in schools. Following an introduction that includes comments about virtual reality and the two basic ways humans have to learn, the writer reports opinions on the benefits of virtual reality as well as how it has been used in some schools. A summer pilot program in an elementary and high school using the headsets and gloves is reported with the types of subjects virtual reality was used for. Two other programs using 3D virtual reality are explained. A case study using a Web-based virtual reality application for college students is described with the outcomes. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Florida Virtual School

    This 3 page paper reports some facts about this school, the first statewide virtual school in the nation. Funding and staffing are reported as are the mission and purpose of the school. The writer comments on the different operational structure for this school and reports the latest addition, a comprehensive analysis system. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Overview of Generation N"e"XT

    (10 pp). For the first time in history, most teenagers and young adults are more experienced in a computer based technology than the majority of their caregivers or parents. Rather than be frightened by this new skill employed by Generation N"e"XT, we should see it as a creative challenge to learn more about our young people and ourselves. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

 

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