Date of Award


Document Type


Superseded Degree Name

Master Of Arts In Special Education

Colleges & School

College Of Education And Leadership

First Advisor

Sister Gabrielle Kowalski, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Special education; Technology and children; Educational technology


Throughout history, educators have always had a plethora of techniques, tools and strategies available to them to enhance student learning. With the advancement of modern technology, its availability and its increasingly ease of use, educators have more options than ever. New studies show that the use of technology based instruction can facilitate student learning in more ways than were ever imagined. More and more special education classrooms are equipped with SMARTBoards and tablets for student and teacher use. Not all school districts are able to work these technological teaching tools into their budgets. Oftentimes, teachers need to choose one piece of technology over the other and aren't quite sure if they are making the right choice. This research study explored the question: which piece of technology; the SMARTBoard or the tablet, is more effective in facilitating the writing skills of elementary special education students?


On-Campus Access

OCLC Number