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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    • "TPC has a capacity to represent a perfect platform for drawing and writing, and can be used to teach. When compared to other media, it is easier to write and erase in TPC, and students can save all content in the tablet when they want a copy (Gill, 2007). "
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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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    • "Much of the research to date on tablets explores the new functionality it offers vertical industries, such as healthcare, insurance, public safety and real estate, and the semi-vertical industries of sales and higher education (Shao, 2007), particularly in the areas of science and engineering (Rogers and Cox, 2008). In education, most studies simply describe the use of tablets for different purposes such as grading, multimedia lectures, improved collaboration (Gill, 2007), class presentations (Mock, 2004), or archiving electronic course notes (Mock, 2004; Rogers and Cox, 2008). Software development studies have focused on new tablet software for presentations designed to increase student engagement (Anderson et al., 2007) or collecting field data (Kravcik et al., 2004) among other uses. "
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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.
    Leadership & Organization Development Journal 03/2009; 30(2):126-138. DOI:10.1108/01437730910935738 · 0.63 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Instructors teaching DC Circuits, Digital Circuits, and Active Circuits I and II at North Carolina A&T State University in the School of Technology have adopted the use of a teleconferencing room to conduct their lectures for class sizes up to 20 students. To better utilize these facilities, an alternative lecture approach was adopted that used the available technology which resulted in a more efficient use of lecture time and increased learning as perceived by the students. Notes referred to as skeletons aided lectures and were prepared to provide relevant figures, example questions, tables and diagrams without the need for them to be written by the instructor or students. This aid also saved time and gave the instructors freedom to add additional material or classroom assignments. Students spent the lecture writing information more applicable to their learning. Use of the teleconferencing room allowed for lectures to be recorded for future reference by the students currently enrolled in the course as well as future online students that desire classroom instruction as a supplement. From survey data, ninety-eight percent of the students viewed use of the skeleton notes as an enhancement to their learning. Eighty-eight percent of the students in the survey believed that their in class use of skeleton notes facilitated learning beyond their expectations. Since students are already familiar and virtually dependent upon modern consumer electronics such as calculators and smart phones with QWERTY keyboards that assist them in daily activities, the next logical step would be to incorporate the operation of tablet PCs in the teleconferencing environment. This step would make paper obsolete and allow almost instantaneous feedback during lecture for class assignments.
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