The Use of Computers and Technology Increase Student Achievement and Improve Attitude
This report describes how the use of technology helps lessons run smoothly for teacher and students during the first semester of 2007, with a particular focus on the use of computer technology to improve academic achievement. Is based on observations of pretests, Likert scales, posttests, and statistical analysis with certain classrooms which were chosen previously by teachers who made this project. Demographics are as follows:
Age Range: 17 to 19 (12th grade)/16 to 17 (10th grade), Sex Distribution: M & F, Ethnic Breakdown: mixed Hispanic, White, Colombian students. Location: Barranquilla, Colombia, SA, Other important characteristics (attach additional sheets as necessary ) most students are from upper middle class families in Colombia. With the following design: Pre Test -Treatment- Posttest The investigation revealed that technology had a positive impact on the students because their level of motivation and performance grew up consistently. Because of available amount of computers at the school was not enough, students used simulators through internet at home, reducing the teacher’s supervision, and the amount of time dedicated to the web page (with the simulator) by each student was not the same.
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