International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Student Perceptions of Multimedia Technology Integrated in Classroom Learning
Thillainatarajan Sivakumaran, Katie Garcia, Lacey Davis, Quinton Jones, Jessica Choi, Marcus Dawson

As technology has become more prevalent and accessible to students of all ages in their personal lives, educators in classrooms around the nation are being encouraged to find innovative and creative ways to incorporate this technology into classroom learning, making assignments, presentations, and learning opportunities more engaging and relevant in today’s society. Multimedia technology can be a tremendous benefit to schools to increase participation in the educational environment; however, this study proposes that many educators are not taking advantage of these new and unique learning tools. The present study surveyed students entering seventh, eighth, and ninth grade regarding their current use of any technological tools in their current learning environment, and their perceptions as to the benefits of using it on a more regular basis. Results found that, although most were not utilizing technology to its capacity in their classrooms, students perceived that incorporating technology on a higher level in their classrooms would make them more engaged and excited to learn.

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