To what extent does the usage of Educational Technology affect student performance at a public secondary school in Ras Al-Khaimah?
The British University in Dubai (BUiD)
The study aimed to evaluate how the use of advanced school technologies can improve secondary student performance at the Ras Al-Khaimah Public School in the UAE. To achieve this objective, the study used a mixed-methods approach, which involved collecting both primary and secondary data. The primary data was collected using a questionnaire that was created using Google Forms, and it was shared online with research participants. The questionnaire used Likert Scale questions, which are easier for participants to answer and aid in the data processing. The secondary data was collected from published research and articles that had pertinent information or data sets. The study found that all participants answered the questionnaire, and the average response was '4' for satisfied, indicating that students were satisfied with the Ras Al-Khaimah UAE educators' use of digital technology, such as video streaming, presentations, online quizzes, discussion boards, online experiments, and vision exercises. These results suggest that technology improves pupils' academic achievement and that the use of advanced school technologies can positively impact student performance. However, the study also highlights that the educator's role is equally crucial for employing the proper resources for the right goal. Teachers must be skilled at using several technologies to help students achieve their goals and gain edifying skills. Along with this, it is recommended that the Ras Al-Khaimah Public School focus on curriculum development, in which the adaption of technology must be a priority. This is because technology has become an integral part of students' lives, and they are addicted to internet networks. Therefore, teachers must adapt to the changing times and integrate technology into their teaching methods to help students learn better. Overall, the study provides insights into how the use of advanced school technologies can improve secondary student performance and highlights the importance of teacher training and curriculum development in implementing these technologies effectively. The findings of the study can be useful for educators and policymakers in developing strategies for integrating technology into classrooms to enhance student learning outcomes.
educational technology, secondary school, student performance, United Arab Emirates (UAE), curriculum development