Using the Tablet PC for Instruction

Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education 01/2007; 5(1):183 - 190. DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-4609.2007.00134.x
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose – Leaders model behaviors they want followers to emulate, and they use various technologies to enhance their message, but which tools are most effective? Using two studies, this paper sets out to compare the effectiveness of newer and older computer technologies used by leaders for describing and demonstrating desired behaviors. Design/methodology/approach – The first study, an interdisciplinary experimental design, involved 110 students across two college campuses and data were analyzed using a 2 (modeling and no modeling)×2 (older and newer technology) between-subjects ANOVA. The second study further explored modeling with both technologies on one campus, and data were analyzed with independent samples t-tests. Findings – Newer technology was more effective than older technology in increasing desired behaviors but only when coupled with modeling of those behaviors by the leader. However, after the novelty of the new technology had worn off, no significant difference in production of desired behaviors was observed. Practical implications – Justifying the expense of purchasing new technology to replace functional older equipment is an important consideration for businesses and universities. Organizational leaders need factual, unbiased data to guide their decisions about allocating limited financial resources. Originality/value – The studies were designed to provide decision-makers with some much-needed empirical data.
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    ABSTRACT: Keywords Many educational institutions have been using lots of technologies in classrooms to increase the effectiveness of learning activities. In recent years, tablet PC (TPC)'s have been the primary of these technologies. Technology especially comes to exist in busy environments and gets even more important in the environments where students defined as "digital native" can use technology effectively. However, there have been no sufficient studies about the acceptance, readiness and use of tablet PC's in secondary schools. In this research, secondary school students' acceptance of tablet PC was examined with technology acceptance model, and readiness variable was also added. As a result of the research, it was found that secondary school students' acceptance level of tablet PC is explained at a good level. It was also found that readiness is an important variable for intention to use tablet PC. Also it was found that self-efficacy and anxiety in acceptance of tablet PC are important external variables.
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