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Issue No. 02 - April-June (2008 vol. 1)
ISSN: 1939-1382
pp: 105-116
P.D. Yoder , Georgia Institute of Technology, Savannah
Ying Zhang , Georgia Institute of Technology, Savannah
Tristan T. Utschig , Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
Kevin A. Haas , Georgia Institute of Technology, Savannah
Elliot Moore II , Georgia Institute of Technology, Savannah
Monson H. Hayes , Georgia Institute of Technology, Savannah
Benjamin Klein , Georgia Institute of Technology, Savannah
ABSTRACT
In this paper, we describe how Tablet PCs are being used at Georgia Tech Savannah (GTS) to improve student learning in a distributed classroom environment. The Tablet PC is an attractive technology for use in synchronous distributed learning environments because of its mobility, and its ability to not only serve as an effective note taking device but also as a high-resolution course content viewing device and a tool for interactive assessments. The research questions addressed here are: (1) "What impact does the Tablet PC have on student perceptions of their engagement in a distributed learning environment?" and (2) "Can the Tablet PC be used to improve student learning in a distributed learning environment?". In this project, the instructor and students were given a Tablet PC to use during the semester, and surveys were administered to evaluate student attitudes about the use of Tablet PC technology as a means of receiving, processing, and learning course material. The significance of this work is that it serves as a case study on the use of Tablet PCs as an effective technology for implementing established educational practices in distributed education environments.
INDEX TERMS
Computer Uses in Education, Distance learning, Computer-assisted instruction
CITATION
P.D. Yoder, Ying Zhang, Tristan T. Utschig, Kevin A. Haas, Elliot Moore II, Monson H. Hayes, Benjamin Klein, "Tablet PC Technology for the Enhancement of Synchronous Distributed Education", IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, vol. 1, no. , pp. 105-116, April-June 2008, doi:10.1109/TLT.2008.19
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