Perceptions of Digital Technology in Military Education
Type of DegreeDissertation
Education Foundation, Leadership, and Technology
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The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship, if any, between perceptions of students and instructors with digital technology in military education at a military installation in the southeast region of Alabama. Technology is fast-paced and keeping it up to date and on the cutting edge for education is an endeavor itself. Instructors should take into account the perceptions of students when developing courseware and students should be aware of technology the military is currently using in education. One instrument was used to gather demographic and informational background, such as gender, age, year born, experience with a computer, whether issued a military computer, and preference of instructional delivery method. Data about students and instructor’s personal perceptions on how they could change digital technology in military education was gathered from an open-ended question and categorized. The researcher used both descriptive and inferential statistics to analyze the data. This study indicated there was statistical significance with regard to the perception of technology knowledge and a student being issued a military computer. There was a statistical significance with regard to the perception of technology importance and a student being issued a military computer and the instructional delivery method used in military education. This study indicated significance from students with regard to technology enhancing military education and whether implementing technology helped with their job.