Implementing Technology: Measuring Student Cognitive Engagement

Mekca Wallace-Spurgin
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Abstract


In an effort provide access to devices and prepare students for the future, a small rural high school committed to becoming a high-tech school. However, data collected using the IPI-T process suggested teachers were typically the users of the technology, students were often disengaged, and teachers were asking students to participate in lower-order surface activities. Missing from the process was the implementation of the faculty collaborative sessions. The year after the initial rollout of the devices, IPI-T data was collected three times. Additionally, faculty collaborative sessions were planned and facilitated within one week of collection data. Participating in each faculty collaborative session, teachers (a) became familiar with the IPI-T Rubric and Protocols, (b) analyzed and discussed the data, (c) identified high-quality examples of student learning that foster student engagement with technology, (d) designed high-quality lessons that foster student engagement with technology, (e) compared longitudinal data and set goals for future data collection using the IPI-T tool. An analysis of the data revealed when implementing the IPI-T process with fidelity teacher and student technology use increased as did student cognitive engagement when using technology. In addition, it was found that students use technology for information searches the majority of the time rather than media development or to collaborate among peers for example, which is associated with higher-levels of cognitive engagement.

Keywords


Educational technology, Student cognitive engagement, Instructional practices, Inventory – technology, Technology integration

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Wallace-Spurgin, M. (2020). Implementing technology: Measuring student cognitive engagement. International Journal of Technology in Education (IJTE), 3(1), 24-38.




DOI: https://doi.org/10.46328/ijte.v3i1.13

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