Educational Leaders Perspectives of First-year College Students Computer Skills

Educational Leaders Perspectives of First-year College Students Computer Skills

Author: 
Elliott Heflin, Jr.
Program of study: 
Ed.D./ET
Abstract: 
The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study was to examine the lived experiences from the perspectives that educational leaders in a college setting, in relations to first-year college student’s computer skills. The phenomenological design was use to gather data in the manner of face-to-face interviews. In addition, all data was entered into Nvivo10® software to identify themes. The information shared will be used to write an effective curriculum that will ensure that first-year college students have the necessary computer skills to matriculate through a higher educational setting.
Dedication: 
I dedicate this dissertation to my children, Elliott III, Latrice and my top two supporters my wife Joe Ann Heflin and Delores Atkins. You guys have been the air beneath my wings, without the love of you all I would not have made this journey. I hope my dissertation journey has shown you all that anything is possible, if you do not allow anything to get in your way. Determination and tenacity will help you achieve any goal you set for yourself. I dedicate this dissertation to my editor Joann Sheats and countless friends and family member for encouraging me to give my dissertation the due diligent it deserve, it is because of your encouragement this document is of superior quality. In addition, I want you all to remember with God in your life, all things are possible.
Acknowledgements: 
I would like to acknowledge Dr. Scott for assisting me in the completion of my doctoral journey. I am blessed that you joined my team as a mentor. I also would like to thank Dr. Rouse and Dr. Wright for serving as my committee members. Without the guidance and support from you all this journey would have been difficult. Your expertise made this journey manageable. Thank you all for being part of my team. Dr. Wright you went above and beyond your duties. The suggestion you made were priceless. Finally, Dr. Shontell Graham and my friend Jo Anna Ward thank you for holding me accountable from day one of this journey, by referring to me as Dr. Elliott Heflin, Jr. before the title was earned. Thanks to you all, I understand that having a great support team is a blessing within itself.