My dissertation is within the tablet BW research project, part of the tablet initiative from the Ministry of Education of Baden-Württemberg. Specifically, my project focuses on the student perspective and how students perceive the instructional quality of tablet integrated classes. I focus on two overarching research questions: First, how does tablet use relate to how students perceive instructional quality? In addition, why do student perceptions of instructional quality within the same class differ? In conducting this research, I examine the role of student characteristics such as self-concept, interest, cognitive ability, and prior achievement as well as ICT-related characteristics including ICT literacy, media self-efficacy, and motivation to use media.
As interest in the use of tablets in the classroom continues to grow around the world, I benefit from being able to be part of a large, empirical research project committed to understanding the effects of learning from tablets.
at the LEAD Graduate School & Research Network
Master of Education in Research on Teaching and Learning
Technische Universität München
Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign