The Effect ofTechnology Implementation on Student Engagement: Chromebooks and Smartboards

The Effect of Technology Implementation on Student Engagement: Chromebooks and Smartboards
Jerome Brown
Gwynedd Mercy University
Dr. Jeffrey Brown
October 15, 2019

*Abstract*
[Purpose] To examine teachers’ perceptions about the impact of adopting Chromebooks and Smartboards in the classroom on learner engagement and indiscipline cases. [Design] A qualitative descriptive case study. [Method] The setting of the study was Samuel P. Massie Academy in Forestville, Maryland. A sample of (n=42) grade 1-8 teachers were purposively sampled. Data were collected through interviews, questionnaires, and observations. [Findings] Fifteen percent (15%), 26%, 23%, 14% and 9% of the teachers had used Chromebooks and Smartboards for 3 years, 4-year, 5-year, 6 years, and 7 years respectively. Fifty-three (53%) of the teachers agreed and 21.4% strongly agreed that the use of Chromebooks and Smartboards helped students become more engaged and interested in the learning process. Fifty-eight (52.4%) of the agreed and 23.8% strongly agreed that students who use Chromebooks and Smartboards are more motivated to finish their assignments. 38.1% agreed while 23.8% strongly agreed with the opinion that students who use technology in the classroom enjoy learning activities. The respondents felt strongly that chrome books and Smartboards often enhanced students’ participation in class (Mean = 4.21), enhanced students’ attendance (Mean = 4.02), and enhanced student’s motivation (Mean = 4.17). Similarly, Chromebooks and Smartboards enhanced student’s interaction with teachers (Mean = 4.17), students’ ability to work in groups (Mean = 3.57), and interaction with the other students (Mean = 4.10). The teachers generally held that the use of Chromebooks and Smartboards had a great impact on the willingness to take part in-class activities, communication with the teachers, asking and answering questions in class, and willingness to work with other students. [Conclusions] The use of Chromebooks and Smartboards in the classroom impacts learner engagement and indiscipline cases.

*Table of Contents*
*Abstract* 2 <#_Toc17919659>
*Table of Contents*. 2 <#_Toc17919660>
*Chapter 1*. 6 <#_Toc17919661>
*Introduction to the Study*. 6 <#_Toc17919662>
Background of the Study. 6 <#_Toc17919663>
Background‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‍‌‍‌‍ of the Problem.. 8 <#_Toc17919664>
Statement of the Problem.. 11 <#_Toc17919665>
Purpose of the Study. 12 <#_Toc17919666>
Research Questions. 13 <#_Toc17919667>
Significance of the Study. 13 <#_Toc17919668>
Definition of Terms. 14 <#_Toc17919669>
Design of the Study. 15 <#_Toc17919670>
Assumptions, Limitations, and Delimitations. 16 <#_Toc17919671>
Summary. 17 <#_Toc17919672>
*Chapter 2*. 18 <#_Toc17919673>
*Literature Review*.. 18 <#_Toc17919674>
Overview.. 18 <#_Toc17919675>
Search Description. 19 <#_Toc17919676>
One-to-One Initiative in Education. 19 <#_Toc17919677>
Theoretical Literature. 22 <#_Toc17919678>
Empirical Literature. 25 <#_Toc17919679>
Chapter Summary. 35 <#_Toc17919680>
*Chapter 3*. 37 <#_Toc17919681>
*Methodology*. 37 <#_Toc17919682>
Introduction. 37 <#_Toc17919683>
Research Design. 38 <#_Toc17919684>
Research Approach. 40 <#_Toc17919685>
Research Philosophy. 43 <#_Toc17919686>
Research Strategy. 48 <#_Toc17919687>
Research Setting/Context 51 <#_Toc17919688>
Research Sample and Data Sources (Participants) 51 <#_Toc17919689>
Instruments and Procedures. 53 <#_Toc17919690>
Data Collection. 54 <#_Toc17919691>
Data Analysis. 55 <#_Toc17919692>
Summary. 57 <#_Toc17919693>
*Chapter 4*. 58 <#_Toc17919694>
*Findings*. 58 <#_Toc17919695>
Demographic Characteristics. 58 <#_Toc17919696>
Questionnaire Results. 59 <#_Toc17919697>
Results of open-ended questions. 66 <#_Toc17919698>
*Chapter 5*. 71 <#_Toc17919699>
*Discussion*. 71 <#_Toc17919700>
Classroom technology integration. 73 <#_Toc17919701>
Impact of technology integration in the classroom.. 76 <#_Toc17919702>
*Conclusion*. 78 <#_Toc17919703>
*References*. 80 <#_Toc17919704>