How Teachers' Perceptions of Their Writing Instruction Have Changed Over Time With the Introduction of a One-To-One Learning Environment?


Spring 4-20-2015



Degree Name


Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair

Terri Christenson

Secondary Advisor/Reader One

Kristy Otte

Peer-Reviewer/Reader Two

Laura Zlogar


The research question addressed in this dissertation is: How have teachers’ perceptions of their writing instruction changed over time with the introduction of a one-­‐to-­‐one learning environment? The dissertation works to compare teachers’ perceptions of the effectiveness their writing instruction prior to the inclusion of iPads into their classrooms and following iPad inclusion. The research focuses on the history of writing instruction and on contemporary methods to teach writing, with key influences being Hobbs and Berlin (2001), Hicks (2013, 2009), and Pacansky-­‐Brock (2013). This research is then included in the raw data collected from five volunteer Language Arts teacher participants. The research included individual interviews, observations, and a focus group interview as a way to triangulate data and conclude that teachers have positively changed the effectiveness of their perception of their writing instruction.


Teachers/ Teaching, Technology, Writing

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