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Online Teaching Self-Efficacy And Faculty Ict And Computer Attitudes In Higher Education, Sharifa Jomoke Simmons Jan 2021

Online Teaching Self-Efficacy And Faculty Ict And Computer Attitudes In Higher Education, Sharifa Jomoke Simmons

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

The digital age is reshaping learning and instruction and encouraging educational technology advances within higher education institutions. However, online faculty are not integrating technology into their classes despite the technology related professional development they receive. The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine if a relationship exists between online teaching self-efficacy and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and computer attitudes and faculty participation in technology professional development activities, gender, and age within the context of institutions of higher education. Alfred Bandura’s social learning theory and Roger’s diffusion of innovations theory framed the study. Using Qualtrics, survey data ...


Perceived Attributes Of Diffusion Of Innovation Theory As Predictors Of Postsecondary Faculty Adoption Of Text Expander Technology, Katherine Ruthann Mckinney Jan 2021

Perceived Attributes Of Diffusion Of Innovation Theory As Predictors Of Postsecondary Faculty Adoption Of Text Expander Technology, Katherine Ruthann Mckinney

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Postsecondary faculty do not provide detailed, individualized, and timely feedback to students, although faculty and students consider feedback an integral aspect of higher education. Text expander technology, or software programs that automatically convert snippets of predetermined text into longer phrases, can aid postsecondary faculty in providing digital written feedback, but little quantitative research exists regarding postsecondary faculty adoption of text expander technology. The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the perceived attributes of Rogers’ diffusion of innovation theory that predict postsecondary faculty adoption of text expander technology. The research questions were related to the frequency at which postsecondary ...


Parent And Teacher Perceptions Of Adolescent Use Of Mobile Technology For Diabetes Care In Kenya, Francis Kanyugi Jan 2021

Parent And Teacher Perceptions Of Adolescent Use Of Mobile Technology For Diabetes Care In Kenya, Francis Kanyugi

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Mobile technology use provides an opportunity for the self-management of health among adolescents, serving as a lifestyle intervention tool to promote well-being and attenuate chronic conditions. However, little is known about how parents and teachers perceive how adolescents with chronic illness use mobile technology. This basic qualitative study aimed to explore teachers’ and parents’ perceptions regarding the use of mobile technology by adolescents who have diabetes in Kenya. This study’s conceptual framework was the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology. Data were collected from semistructured interviews with six teachers and eight parents from two counties in Kenya ...


Middle School Teachers’ Perceptions Of Using Social Media In Teaching, Naquai Ali Roundtree Jan 2021

Middle School Teachers’ Perceptions Of Using Social Media In Teaching, Naquai Ali Roundtree

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Secondary teachers and college instructors use social media to engage their students in learning; however, little is known about middle school teachers' use. The problem is that although middle school students intuitively use social media in their personal lives, it is unclear why and how teachers use it for instructional purposes with learners who are assumed to be digitally literate. The purpose of this basic qualitative study was to explore the extent to which eight middle school teachers from two schools in one school district used social media with students for teaching. The two conceptual frameworks used for this study ...


Implementation Of International Society For Technology In Education Standards In Elementary School Teachers’ Pedagogical Science Practices, Rochelle Anne Mccoy Jan 2021

Implementation Of International Society For Technology In Education Standards In Elementary School Teachers’ Pedagogical Science Practices, Rochelle Anne Mccoy

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

This study addressed the problem of whether elementary school teachers are consistently implementing the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards in their pedagogical practices of teaching science. It was evident that half of all teachers in the United States do not consistently implement technology into their instruction. The purpose of this study was to understand elementary school teachers’ perceptions about how teachers are using the three selected ISTE standards during their pedagogical practices when teaching elementary science in order to maximize learning. The technology acceptance model was the conceptual framework used in this study. The research questions focused ...


Use Of Technology To Promote Science, Technology, Engineering, And Mathematics Learning In Elementary Classrooms, Theresa Wiggins Jan 2021

Use Of Technology To Promote Science, Technology, Engineering, And Mathematics Learning In Elementary Classrooms, Theresa Wiggins

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Many students have been exposed to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in most schools. While STEM in public high schools, public middle schools, STEM-specific schools, and charter elementary schools have been researched often, the literature concerning STEM in public elementary school classrooms to promote learning is scarce. The purpose of this study was to explore elementary school teachers' use of technology, such as digital cameras, iPads, and laptops in STEM lessons. Vygotsky's constructivism theory was the conceptual framework used to guide the qualitative research questions in this study, which sought to explore how elementary public school teachers used ...


Caribbean Lecturers’ Self-Efficacy And Their Perceived Barriers To Technology Adoption, Na-Ajele Gadija Williams-Buffonge Jan 2021

Caribbean Lecturers’ Self-Efficacy And Their Perceived Barriers To Technology Adoption, Na-Ajele Gadija Williams-Buffonge

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Educational technology is a learning tool that helps lecturers enhance learning through instructional practices; however, it is unclear why lecturers have difficulties adopting technology. The purpose of this study was to examine how lecturers’ self-efficacy at one college in Antigua and Barbuda influenced their technology adoption in terms of their instructional practices, including perceived barriers and supports for technology use. The conceptual frameworks for this study were Bandura’s self-efficacy theory and Rogers’ diffusion of innovation. The study included nine lecturers from a Caribbean college in Antigua and Barbuda as participants. Data were collected through interviews and analyzed using open ...


Secondary Educator Experiences Managing Digital Resources, Cameron Sharbel Mckinley Jan 2021

Secondary Educator Experiences Managing Digital Resources, Cameron Sharbel Mckinley

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Secondary teachers use digital resources for teaching, yet little is known about how they find, evaluate, organize, and share these resources. This basic qualitative study was conducted to fill the gap and examine the experiences and practices of secondary educators in curating digital resources. Findings on how teachers manage digital information, strategies used, and necessary supports may aid in creating targeted professional development (PD) for teaching in face to face and blended environments. A conceptual framework based on Mishra's and Kohler’s technological pedagogical content knowledge theory and Siemens’ connectivism guided the research and informed the data analysis. The ...


Content Analysis Of Rn To Bsn Instructor Postings In Community College Online Discussion Boards, Judith Marie Koch Jan 2021

Content Analysis Of Rn To Bsn Instructor Postings In Community College Online Discussion Boards, Judith Marie Koch

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Online community college instructors’ failure to effectively utilize asynchronous discussion boards negatively impacts student course outcomes. However, it is unclear exactly what practices instructors use in their discussion boards. The purpose of this qualitative content analysis study was to investigate community college instructors’ practices on their discussion boards. The community of inquiry’s (CoI) constructs framed the research questions of the social, cognitive, and teaching presences observed in online instructor comments. Data were the discussion boards posts of four online associate to baccalaureate degree nursing instructors from a southeastern United States community college. Data were inductively analyzed using open and ...


Dental Hygiene Faculty Use Of Educational Technologies For Instruction, Natalie Michelle Delacruz Jan 2021

Dental Hygiene Faculty Use Of Educational Technologies For Instruction, Natalie Michelle Delacruz

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Faculty hesitancy to implement educational technologies for instruction is problematic in dental hygiene education. Little or no scholarly research has been conducted on faculty use of educational technologies for instructional practices in the dental hygiene field. Grounded in the technology acceptance model, the purpose of this inquiry was to explore the perceptions of dental hygiene faculty regarding their attitudes toward use, usefulness, and ease of use of educational technologies for instruction. The research questions focused on dental hygiene faculty attitudes toward use of educational technologies for instruction, the usefulness of educational technologies for instruction, and the ease of use of ...


Middle School Classroom Teachers' Use Of Technological Tools To Teach Scientific Inquiry, Victoria Gamble Jan 2021

Middle School Classroom Teachers' Use Of Technological Tools To Teach Scientific Inquiry, Victoria Gamble

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

This study focused on middle school science teachers' experiences in using technological tools to teach scientific inquiry skills in the middle school science classroom. Technological tools have been increasingly used in middle schools, but knowledge is lacking as to which tools are efficient in teaching scientific inquiry skills. The purpose of this study was to gather information about the technological tools that could be adopted to make the teaching of scientific inquiry skills in middle school science classrooms more meaningful and gainful to students. The conceptual framework applied in the study was the technological, pedagogical, content knowledge (TPACK) model, as ...


Student Perceptions Of Community Of Inquiry In Blended Developmental Courses During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Cynthia D. Harrison Jan 2021

Student Perceptions Of Community Of Inquiry In Blended Developmental Courses During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Cynthia D. Harrison

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

The problem that was the focus of this qualitative case study was the lack of identification of college students' perceptions how participation in community of inquiry (CoI) influenced self-efficacy, motivation, and student relationships in developmental blended courses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to identify college students' perceptions how social, cognitive, and teaching presences build a sense of community and influence self-efficacy, motivation, and relationships as they participated in developmental blended courses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The conceptual framework of this study was built upon the theoretical foundations of Dewey's cognitive learning and ...


Lived Experiences Of Instructional Designers Who Designed Online Information Technology Courses With Hands-On Activities, Cheryl Bagshaw Frederick Jan 2021

Lived Experiences Of Instructional Designers Who Designed Online Information Technology Courses With Hands-On Activities, Cheryl Bagshaw Frederick

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

As part of the process for designing an online information technology (IT) course, hands-on activities may be included; however, the literature has not readily revealed the best practices and challenges instructional designers (IDs) face with including hands-on activities in an online IT course. Research has shown that hands-on learning increases student performance and engagement and prepares IT students for the workforce. The purpose of this qualitative, descriptive, phenomenological study was to explore the lived experiences of IDs in the development of an online IT course when the course included hands-on activities. Constructivism and active learning were used as the conceptual ...


The Effect Of Coding Classes On Mathematics Achievement Of Preschool Students, Ebru Hacer Erbilgin Jan 2021

The Effect Of Coding Classes On Mathematics Achievement Of Preschool Students, Ebru Hacer Erbilgin

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

The problem that inspired this study is that Turkish students’ mathematics rankings on global exams such as The Program for the International Students Assessment (PISA) and Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMMS) had been below the average for many years, a problem that may have rooted in children’s early experiences with mathematics. The purpose of this quantitative pretest posttest quasi-experimental control group study was to determine the effect of computer-programming classes with Code Studio on mathematics scores of preschool students. Siemens’s connectivism theory for the digital age formed the foundation for this research. A single research ...


Stakeholders’ Communication During Learning Analytics Implementation In Higher Education, Grace Jackson Jan 2021

Stakeholders’ Communication During Learning Analytics Implementation In Higher Education, Grace Jackson

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Higher education institutions (HEIs) implementing learning analytics (LA) use student data to improve the learning experience. The problem for LA implementation originates from individuals responsible for analytic programs from different institutional departments and the lack of a framework for communication and productive dialogue about usages of data. As a result, LA implementation remains isolated and disparate, which impedes universal student benefit. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore how HEI stakeholders use communication channels and engage in dialogue that occurs during the LA implementation process intended to improve student learning outcomes. The diffusion of innovation and let ...


Community College Instructional Support Of Nontraditional Students Using Technology, Charlotte Ann Graham Jan 2021

Community College Instructional Support Of Nontraditional Students Using Technology, Charlotte Ann Graham

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Nontraditional students often enroll at institutions of higher learning without the technology skills needed to complete coursework and achieve academic success. The problem at a small community college in the Southern United States is that instructors are providing limited support for nontraditional students using technology, which may leave students ill-prepared to complete coursework. The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine instructional support of nontraditional students using technology to complete coursework and to make recommendations to improve instructional support of students. Knowles’s adult learning theory, Daloz’s mentoring theory, and Siemens’s connectivist theory provided the framework for ...


Nursing Faculty Experiences With Mobile Technology Use In The Classroom, Sue Ellen Clark Jan 2021

Nursing Faculty Experiences With Mobile Technology Use In The Classroom, Sue Ellen Clark

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Research to date on faculty use of technology in the classroom has largely focused on student perceptions of technology, technology use in higher education, and benefits of technology use in teaching and learning. A critical factor in integrating technology relates to nursing faculty members’ mobile technology (MT) experience. The aim of this descriptive phenomenological study was to explore the experiences of nursing faculty when integrating MT in the face-to-face classroom. More precisely, this study was designed to explore the reasons for inconsistencies among faculty in the integration of MT in the face-to-face classroom in baccalaureate nursing education programs. Experiences of ...


Understanding Teachers' Choice For Implementing The Flipped Classroom Model, Daphney Phillip Jan 2021

Understanding Teachers' Choice For Implementing The Flipped Classroom Model, Daphney Phillip

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

The flipped classroom model has been proven to impact students' learning positively, but many educators are reluctant to implement the flipped learning model in their classrooms. There are few studies addressing educators' choice to implement the flipped classroom model at the middle school level. This qualitative study aimed to explore teachers’ choices for implementing the flipped learning model, to provide evidence-based practices and recommendations for the creation of a support system, and to help create a support system to assist teachers to use the flipped learning model successfully. The study centered on two questions regarding how teachers described their choices ...


Teachers’ Perceptions Of Blended Learning In High School Classrooms, Kaye-Ann Tomique Yarborough Jan 2021

Teachers’ Perceptions Of Blended Learning In High School Classrooms, Kaye-Ann Tomique Yarborough

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Blended learning is the instructional practice that involves both face-to-face and online learning in classroom instruction. The problem at a small rural school district in the South Carolina is, despite strong evidence of the benefits and use of blended learning, many classroom teachers at the high school level still fail to consistently implement the online component of blended learning to maximize these benefits. Therefore, the purpose of this basic qualitative study was to explore teachers’ perceptions of ease of use and usefulness of blended learning, how they implement it, and challenges they have with implementation. The conceptual framework for this ...


Perspectives On The Use Of Technology As A Home–School Communication And Parent Partnership Tool, Julie Christine Hirst Jan 2021

Perspectives On The Use Of Technology As A Home–School Communication And Parent Partnership Tool, Julie Christine Hirst

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Effective communication between home and school is known to increase student achievement. Although technology has the potential to change how schools communicate with parents, most existing research focuses on how schools use technology as a pedagogical tool. The purpose of this generic qualitative study was to address the identified gap in the literature by exploring parent and educator perspectives on how schools and parents could use technology to encourage home–school communication and parent partnership. The conceptual framework included work in parent involvement, student achievement, and using technology as a communication tool. Epstein et al.’s six types of involvement ...


Strategies For Teaching Reading Comprehension To Children Of Migrant Workers, Dianne Pennington Jan 2020

Strategies For Teaching Reading Comprehension To Children Of Migrant Workers, Dianne Pennington

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

A high percentage of migrant students are not meeting state content standards in readability and legibility within a small independent school district located in California's Central Valley. Prior research indicates that if a student is not proficient in reading skills by the 5th grade, academic success will not be attained effecting the student, parents, educators, and economics of the community. The purpose of this exploratory qualitative case study was to explore the teaching strategies that were used to help migrant students increase their reading comprehension skills. This study has its theoretical basis in the learning theories of Dewey, Slavin ...


High School Teacher And Librarian Perspectives Regarding Teaching Digital Media Skills, Tammy Turner Jan 2020

High School Teacher And Librarian Perspectives Regarding Teaching Digital Media Skills, Tammy Turner

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

The problem addressed in this qualitative project study was the inconsistency in media literacy instruction provided by high school teachers and librarians when teaching students how to curate and create digital media. With the increase in technology and social media platforms in the 21st century, educators are expected to instruct students in the use of these new literacies. However, many are ill-prepared to teach media literacy. The study was grounded in the conceptual framework of critical media literacy pedagogy and research questions were designed to reflect teachers’ perspectives about and use of elements of critical media literacy pedagogy. A purposeful ...


Instructor Beliefs Related To Technology Use After Professional Development, Bethany Ann Croton Jan 2020

Instructor Beliefs Related To Technology Use After Professional Development, Bethany Ann Croton

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Faculty in higher education often see themselves as researchers and identify less as instructors. The problem is that nearly every profession has embraced technology in new ways, except in the world of education and students need 21st-century skills to be competitive in the workforce. The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study was to explore instructors' lived experiences and beliefs regarding teaching and technology integration before, during, and after completion of a professional development program at a Midwestern Tier 1 research institute. The study was framed by Rogers's diffusion of innovation theory and the sustainability education academic development framework. The ...


Understanding Calculus Through Maple-Based Dynamic Visualization Tools, Segla Kokou Kossivi Jan 2020

Understanding Calculus Through Maple-Based Dynamic Visualization Tools, Segla Kokou Kossivi

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

First-year college students experience difficulties in understanding the concepts of derivatives and integrals. At the postsecondary level, the use of static visualization and other traditional instruction delivery methods often are unable to meet students' needs in calculus. This problem is current and essential in the field of education and needs consideration to enhance the method of teaching calculus. The rationale for this study was to scrutinize the effects of Maple dynamic visualization instructional activities, within the framework of the animation-visualization theory, on students' conceptual and procedural understanding of differential and integral calculus. The usage of a quantitative 2x2 factorial pretest-posttest ...


Teachers' Use Of Technology In Lesson Planning And Presentation In Palau, Sinton Soalablai Jan 2020

Teachers' Use Of Technology In Lesson Planning And Presentation In Palau, Sinton Soalablai

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

School leaders must balance strong public demand for technology in schools, scarce and increasingly strained public financial resources, lack of research with clear relevance to the local context, and having to respond to real-time demands to make immediate and prudent decisions that affect long-term strategy. In recent years, the Palau Ministry of Education (PMOE) invested heavily in an expensive 1:1 tablet program but had not determined if the program produced the expected positive changes in elementary teachers' instructional delivery. Guided by experiential learning theory, the purpose of this quantitative, causal-comparative study was to determine if the 1:1 tablet ...


Exploring A Nursing Faculty’S Perceived Level Of Engagement With High-Fidelity Simulation Experiences, Filipina Hernandez Jan 2020

Exploring A Nursing Faculty’S Perceived Level Of Engagement With High-Fidelity Simulation Experiences, Filipina Hernandez

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

AbstractResearchers from several disciplines concluded that deep engagement in an organization is critical to its success. However, little is known about a nursing faculty’s engagement experiences with high-fidelity simulation (HFS), which could establish the critical link between deep engagement and HFS’ successful integration in nursing programs. Grounded in the alternative model of engagement in learning, bridging this knowledge gap was the purpose of this study. The research question of this phenomenological study explored the nursing faculty’s perceived level of engagement with their HFS experiences. A purposeful sampling of 10 nursing faculty were interviewed using semistructured interview process. Van ...


Adults' Use Of Mobile Learning Environments While Enrolled In General Educational Development Classes, Tia Wilkinson Jan 2020

Adults' Use Of Mobile Learning Environments While Enrolled In General Educational Development Classes, Tia Wilkinson

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Mobile learning environments (MLEs) offer ubiquitous learning opportunities for adults in General Educational Development (GED) programs. However, MLEs have not been integrated into most adult GED programs; therefore, little is known about the experiences of adult learners who use MLEs as part of their education. The purpose of this basic qualitative study was to explore how adult learners described making connections within MLEs, how they perceived learning with MLEs, and how they expanded their use of MLEs. The principles of connectivism provided the conceptual framework for the study. Participants were 11 adult learners in GED programs in a Southern urban ...


Parent–Teacher Online Communication And Third- Through Fifth-Grade Student Academic Achievement, Sandra Joyce Mcknight Jan 2020

Parent–Teacher Online Communication And Third- Through Fifth-Grade Student Academic Achievement, Sandra Joyce Mcknight

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

AbstractTechnology-based tools for parent–teacher communication, such as online parent portals, are becoming the preferred method of exchanging information between home and school. However, little research has been conducted on parent–teacher communication using online parent portals. The purpose of this quantitative nonexperimental cross-sectional study was to examine the relationship between parents’ use of a parent–teacher online communication parent portal and students’ academic achievement. Bandura’s social cognitive theory of self-efficacy provided the theoretical framework for this study. Archival data from a Southeast U.S. public school district were used to examine the relationship between parents’ average quarterly use ...


Experiences And Perspectives Of High School Teachers Regarding Technology Integration, Tamara Turner Jan 2020

Experiences And Perspectives Of High School Teachers Regarding Technology Integration, Tamara Turner

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

A local school district adopted technology initiatives with the goal of transforming pedagogy to create 21st-Century learning experiences. The problem addressed in this study was high school teachers from 1 of the district's 4 high schools did not integrate technology in ways that transformed pedagogy and enhance students’ learning experiences. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore teachers' perspectives of and experiences and challenges with integrating technology in transformational ways. Mishra and Koehler’s technological pedagogical and content knowledge framework guided this study. The research questions were designed to understand teachers’ experiences, perspectives, and challenges integrating ...


Understanding Student Experiences Using Smartphones As Learning Tools, Kayle Gaviola Jan 2020

Understanding Student Experiences Using Smartphones As Learning Tools, Kayle Gaviola

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

While mobile technology is ubiquitous in higher education, facilitating student engagement and learning through educational technology remains minimally understood. The problem this study addressed is the gap in research about how online graduate students utilized smartphone technology for learning and what factors led to their adoption of this technology. The purpose of this basic qualitative study was to explore how mobile learning is being performed through smartphones by education graduate students in the online environment. The unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) was used as the conceptual framework for this study. The research question asked how online ...