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Effects of Laptop Computers on Elementary Student Achievement and Attitude
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, University of North Florida, United States ; , Argyle Elementary School, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-58-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

The effects of laptop computers on elementary student attitude achievement were explored. An attitudinal questionnaire was used to gain an insight on how students viewed learning and technology. The overall effect of using laptops improved student outlook on computer importance, computer enjoyment, study habits and creativity as well as how much they enjoyed school. Males resulted in higher computer enjoyment and overall attitudes and dispositions towards school. For females, the effect of using laptops indicated they held beliefs higher than males in computer importance, study habits, empathy and creativity. Laptop users also experienced additional success on achievement, in that math and reading were higher for both males and females.

Citation

Hargis, J. & Schofield, K. (2006). Effects of Laptop Computers on Elementary Student Achievement and Attitude. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2006--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1589-1596). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 9, 2019 from .

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