Master of Education Research Theses
Date of Successful Defense
Date Degree Awarded
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Timothy Heaton, Ph.D.
Based on research in the educational divisions of language arts and technology, the purpose of this project was to examine the effects of technology, namely iPad applications, on the instruction of language arts with an emphasis in spelling. In a 3'd classroom of 22 students, 8 students were an experimental group receiving additional iPad app instruction on top of the traditional methods of teaching used in the classroom. The remaining 14 students served as a control group only receiving traditional teaching methods. Pre-tests and post-tests in an A-B-A design form compared the scores of the students before and after the quarter of learning. The study did not show a statistical significant advantage to the additional use of the iPad app.
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Janssen, Rachel N., "Assistive Technology: A Study of the Benefits of iPad Applications in the Classroom" (2012). Master of Education Research Theses. 52.