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Mobile Engagement at Scottsdale Community College: The Apple iPad in an English Honors Class

Abstract This dissertation reports on an action research study that sought to discover how a new WiFi, tablet computing device, the Apple iPad, affected, enhanced, and impacted student engagement in an English Honors course at Scottsdale Community College. The researcher was also the instructor in the two semester, first-year, college composition sequence (English 101/102) in which all 18 students were provided the new Apple iPad tablet computing device. The researcher described how students adapted the Apple iPads to their academic lives, assessed iPad compatibility with current instructional technology systems, and interviewed participating students to document their beliefs about whether iPad activities enhanced the course. At the conclusion of t... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Tualla, Larry Tech (Author) / Clark, Christopher M (Advisor) / De Los Santos Jr., Alfredo G (Advisor) / Young, Lisa C (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Education / Educational technology / Educational leadership / College Composition / community college / iPad / mobile learning / mobile technology / undergraduate education
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 114 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Policy Studies 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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