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Effects of Information and Communication Technology on Engagement and Art Production for Eighth-Grade Students
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Journal on School Educational Technology Volume 10, Number 3, ISSN 0973-2217

Abstract

The purpose of this research was to explore the impact of an online-learning component incorporating peer discussion groups on art achievement, digital literacy practice, student engagement, and student attitude of an eighth-grade visual arts classroom. Participants included 30 students in two 8th-grade art classes. Students in one class received face-to- face art instruction, while the other class completed additional assignments using online-learning components and peer discussion groups. Art achievement was measured with project scores from printmaking, ceramics, and cut paper units. Digital literacy practice and engagement were recorded with a teacher checklist and field notes. Student attitude was measured by a survey administered at the end of the study. The online-learning component group scored slightly higher on art projects than the face-to-face group. Results indicated that, using online-learning components did not have a significant impact on art achievement, but notably improved digital literacy practice, student engagement, and student attitude towards art.

Citation

Lovin, E. & Lambeth, D.T. (2015). Effects of Information and Communication Technology on Engagement and Art Production for Eighth-Grade Students. Journal on School Educational Technology, 10(3), 13-25. Retrieved December 15, 2019 from .

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