Technology Benefits Annotated Bibliography

Burgstahler, S. (2003). The role of technology in preparing youth with disabilities for postsecondary education and employment. Journal of Special Education Technology, 18(4), 7-20.

Burgstahler (2003) investigates the role of technology in helping successful transitions to postsecondary studies, employment and adult life with specific focus on students with disabilities. The author prefers to use qualitative approach in this research because of the credibility, dependability, and transferability of the research carried out qualitatively. The study provides a detailed account of related terms, examples of technologies and their applications in pre-college and postsecondary education and employment, and legal issues related to technology access for students with disabilities in their education and career. The most significant part of this research is that it explores promising practices of technology use for students with disabilities. Moreover, the study also provides information on important aspects of this area for further exploration.

Chance, B., Ben-Zvi, D., Garfield, J., & Medina, E. (2007). The Role of Technology in Improving Student Learning of Statistics.

The major focus of Chance, Ben-Zvi, Garfied, and Medina (2007) is to find the significant role of modern technological tools for teachers in order to help improve the statistical concepts learning and application. The study considers the changing contents, pedagogy, and instructional techniques of teaching introductory statistics and thus the varying requirement of appropriate tools and technologies for the effectiveness of these learning interventions. The study also discusses critical issues and practical challenges that teachers and students face in implementing the required technologies effectively for the purpose of improved learning. The study is significant for the researchers as well as educationists and students to establish the role of technology in the learning processes.