Faculty Advisor

Beck, Joseph E.

Abstract

In today's world, too much of teachers’ time is occupied with tedious work, such as grading homework and entering grades. These menial tasks distract teachers from their true purpose—teaching. The purpose of this project was to conduct a needs analysis for a tool to reduce the time spent on these tasks. We gathered and evaluated requirements for such a tool. The target user for this tool ranged from elementary to high school teachers. The main goal was to make it widely available for teachers, especially those in the public school system. We found that there was a large variability between different public schools, such as in technology literacy and school funding. This made it somewhat difficult to create a universal solution; however, there were commonalities that we could leverage.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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