Motivation through Technology Enhanced Anticipatory Sets (TEASes): A Generic Technology Tool that can be Applied in Any Content Area
Type: Brief Paper Topic: Technological, Pedagogical And Content Knowledge (TPACK)
Wed, Mar. 4 4:20 PM-4:40 PM
Dawn Wilson, Houston Baptist University, United States
Linda Brupbacher, Houston Baptist University, United States
This research explores the effect of one generic Ttechnology tool on the motivation of students: a Technology Enhanced Anticipatory Set (TEASe). It includes two sets of data involving more than 1200 students. One set examines the effects of the TEASes on motivation from students’ perspectives while the other set examines the effects from teachers’ perspectives. Elementary, middle school, high school and university students were shown TEASes as introductions to units or lessons. These multimedia pieces combined media, images, music and text into three to seven minute multimedia presentations. Student surveys and open-ended questionnaires were analyzed to determine the motivational effect of the TEASes. Consistent with additional anecdotal evidence gleaned from interviews with the teachers who used TEASes in actual elementary, secondary and university classroom settings, this data indicated that the TEASes positively impacted student motivation and suggested characteristics that might optimize the effectiveness of TEASes.