School of Education
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (EdD)
Technology, Trancsendental, Phenomenology, Connectivism, Constructivism
Education | Educational Leadership | Secondary Education
Mathes, Kevin Michael, "A Transcendental Phenomenological Study of the Experiences of High School Students Engaged in an Established 1:1 Technology Program" (2019). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2145.
The purpose of this qualitative transcendental phenomenological study was to seek understanding as to the impact of an established 1:1 technology program on the educational experiences of high school students. The theories guiding this study were constructivism, based on the works of Lev Vygotsky and Jean Piaget, and connectivism, based on the work of George Siemens. Three high schools in a mid-Atlantic state with established 1:1 technology programs were identified as sites for this study. Participants included five high school students from each school site. The sequential data collection process began with one-on-one interviews with the participants, then a focus group discussion, and concluded with participant journals. Data analysis was conducted by following a simplified version of Moustakas’ guidelines for organizing and analyzing data of transcendental phenomenology. The five main themes that emerged from the data analysis process were: (a) access, (b) skills, (c) communication, (d) challenges, and (e) attitudes.