In my 3 different cases studies, I found that technology increases motivation in many different classes, subjects and ages. In my first study, the participants were social studies students creating a project with technology. The teacher said the due to the use of technology, the students were more engaged and willing to learn. In the 2nd study, the participants were in a baccalaureate nursing program using clickers. The clickers help facilitate more participation and help keep the students more engaged during the lecture. They also had the ability to test if they were retaining the material through the comprehension questions presented during the lecture. In the third study I found, the students were participants in elementary and middle school classes and the study tested if technology helped increase student motivation and decrease student disruptive behavior and boredness in the classroom. The technology did increase student participation and engagement by 9%.
To present the results from the 3 studies i found above, I decided to make a research report on a website to present my results. I introduced my topic, presented the 3 case studies. The link for my website is seen at the top of this blog page. The difficulties I faced for this project were finding studies to present and back up my claim that technology does increase motivation. In the end, I worked hard and overcame it and found 3 really good cases studies that help back up my claim. In the future, I hope to use the knowledge I gained from this project to help increase motivation in schools and share it with educators worldwide.