School of Education Counseling and Psychology in Education
Media in education; elementary education; improving classroom teaching; qualitative research; children’s well-being
Cognitive Psychology | Counseling Psychology | Educational Psychology
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to better understand children’s perception of their school-based educational technology use and its role in their well-being. Children (N = 23) from the Midwestern U.S. completed an interview and mapping exercise focused on the contexts and factors that impact their well-being, including schools and teachers. Phenomenological analyses of interview transcripts focused on children’s perceptions of 1) school educational technology use, and 2) the impact of school educational technology use on their well-being. Children described a variety of school educational technology experiences, which they perceived as having both positive and negative effects on their well-being. Findings are discussed in the context of the historical challenges to school educational technology integration and children’s well-being.
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Mourlam, D. J., DeCino, D., Newland, L. A., & Strouse, G. A. (2020). “It’s fun!” Using students’ voices to understand the impact of school digital technology on their well-being. Computers & Education, 159, Article 104003. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2020.104003