The effect of access to video-pod technology on fifth grade mathematics scores: analysis of outcomes and barriers to effective integration



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Texas Tech University


The purpose of this study was to determine if access to video-pod technology had an affect on student achievement in fifth grade mathematics classes as well as to analyze outcomes and identify general barriers to effectively integrating video-pod technology into the classroom setting. To answer the three basic research questions, this study employed a mixed methods design. The quantitative strand of this study used an Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) to determine if access to video pod technology had an impact on student achievement. Qualitatively, this study employed a collective case study methodology using post-study interviews to identify issues and barriers to the effective integration of video-pod technology into the classroom setting. Quantitatively, this study found no significant relationship between video-pod technology and increased student achievement; however, qualitative analysis revealed that the majority of teachers and administrators within the study believed that video-pod technology would be an effective tool in increasing student achievement.