INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY IN THE ENGLISH CLASSROOM TO IMPROVESTUDENT MOTIVATION
College of EducationMissouri State University, June, 2009Master of Arts in TeachingLarry NeuburgerABSTRACTThis proposal reviews the available research related to integrating technology into the Englishclassroom. There is not a lot of research which deals with the subject of utilizing technology inan English classroom beyond the scope of word processing and presentation software or as a toolfor research.
However, available research indicates students’ motivation increases when
engaged in tasks they believe are relevant and create satisfaction. In addition, the availableresearch suggests weblogs as an easy to manage venue where students may interact on the WorldWide Web and share artifacts of work. The goal of this research is to
determine if students’
motivation increases while engaged in blogging. Blogging activities range from daily writing topodcasting and video creation.