Dr. Andrew Walters
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|Title||Evaluating a 1:1 Computer Program in a Secondary School|
|School||University of Nebraska - Omaha|
|Adviser||Russell, Jill F.
|Abstract||The purpose of this study was to evaluate the success of the Lewis Central High School 1:1 Chromebook initiative. This evaluation replicated a study by Dr. Don Johnson evaluating a 1:1 Ipad initiative within the Fort Calhoun Community Schools. The resulting data is intended to provide the Lewis Central Community School District results and feedback to be used toward the implementation of future school-wide initiatives in a more effective and efficient manner. Using Developmental Evaluation model/design, the research findings will be reported to the school board, the Lewis Central High School Building Leadership Team, and to the local Phi Delta Kappa chapter in a poster session. Questionnaires were answered by students, parents, and staff related to this research to formulate all conclusions. Longitudinal student performance data was considered as a means to interpret the survey results as well as statements garnered through the open-ended question survey responses. The data collected for this research project indicates that the implementation of the 1:1 Chromebook initiative at Lewis Central High School had a positive impact upon exposure, use, and attitudes about technology among students, staff, and parents alike. While themes exist among all three groups concerning areas of improvement, such as internet connectivity in the school, blocking of websites, and the reliability of the technology, the overall perception about the 1:1 Chromebook initiative at Lewis Central High School was positive.|