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The action research described in this paper took place between the autumn of 2016 and the end of autumn 2017.
In the study, I specifically drew attention to how information technology could enhance students' independence in school work. I sought to answer the question of whether increasing the role of technology in their studies could have this effect on students. I also examined my work and how I could contribute to the factors that I consider important in school work.
The purpose of the action research was to explore how I could help my students take advantage of information technology as a promising tool in their school work. I kept a diary, took photographs and videos of my work with students, had conversations with my co-teachers and students. I have used this data to view my part in this process of change, and I sought to find out what scholars had said about my subject.
In the study, I became aware that students are generally satisfied when working on a project using information technology and media. What I noticed is that students completed projects in good time and demonstrated independence in working methods. Therefore, I am of the opinion that information technology and communication enhance students' learning, their independence and provide an opportunity for a new approach to their studies that cannot be achieved by other means. It helped me to use Liz Kolb's Triple E Framework to assess the results of the research, but according to her evaluation rubric form, technology increased the participation and understanding of students.
The results of the study are therefore not only my subjective evaluation, even though my positive experience has affected it. The action research has also had a good impact on my job performance because it has reinforced me as a teacher to see that when technology is used with students it can offer a wide range of possibilities.
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Advisors: Ásthildur Jónsdóttir og Ellen Gunnarsdóttir