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Etc carol carruthers may 27 2010

  1. 1. Advancing Learning: Let’s Get Creative <ul><li>The use of Tablet PC </li></ul><ul><li>Technology and the </li></ul><ul><li>Internet to Enhance </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching & Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Carol Carruthers </li></ul><ul><li>May 27 , 2010 </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>Seneca was one of 44 higher education institutions selected (370 applicants world wide) </li></ul><ul><li>The $84 000 grant included 21 HP Compaq Notebook/Tablet PC’s with Microsoft ® Vista operating system, accessories </li></ul><ul><li>Seneca HP site: </li></ul>2008 Higher Education HP Technology for Teaching Grant
  3. 4. This HP grant has afforded the institution an opportunity to “test drive” the technology and to better understand the potential impact on teaching practice, student success as well as the institutional requirements to support a tablet classroom - this latter aspect is not trivial. Laurel Schollen, Dean Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering Technology (FASET)
  4. 5. <ul><li>“ DyKnow Vision software is an interactive teaching tool used to maximize class time, foster collaborative learning and promote effective studying” </li></ul><ul><li>Funding provided by FASET and Academic Computing Services (ACS) </li></ul><ul><li>A 2010 Post Secondary DyKnow ® Collaborative Software Grant recipient </li></ul>DyKnow ® Software
  5. 6. A panel to gauge understanding <ul><li>Add a polling </li></ul><ul><li>panel to </li></ul><ul><li>immediately </li></ul><ul><li>determine </li></ul><ul><li>comprehension </li></ul>
  6. 7. Project Goals <ul><li>To study the affect of enhanced use of </li></ul><ul><li>technology in math and science classes on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>student engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>student learning (active participation) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>application of concepts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learned practice will be used to inform </li></ul><ul><li>community outreach opportunities. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Attendance
  8. 9. Did the tablet PCs influence you to attend class more often and persist to the end of the course? <ul><li>“… I really enjoyed using it…excited to use the computer.” </li></ul><ul><li>“… it motivates me to come to class.” </li></ul><ul><li>“… it was a newer and much more interesting way of approaching the course.” </li></ul><ul><li>“… I like the interaction with the whole class. Also I love computers.” </li></ul>
  9. 10. Grades
  10. 11. “ The tablet PC helped me improve my performance in this course” (71%) <ul><li>“… I actually did my work and it was done right and organized which helped for studying.” </li></ul><ul><li>“… revolutionize the idea of learning… </li></ul><ul><li>class a lot more interactive and close to each other.” </li></ul>
  11. 12. Pen options <ul><li>familiar use of </li></ul><ul><li>pen function for </li></ul><ul><li>formulation </li></ul><ul><li>digital inking in </li></ul><ul><li>multiple colours </li></ul><ul><li>enhance </li></ul><ul><li>student interest </li></ul>
  12. 13. The tablet PC improved my note-taking skills (76%) <ul><li>“… students can share answers anonymously, we can correct each other’s work.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Assignments and homework were easy on the tablet …your notes are available all the time…” </li></ul>
  13. 14. Panel control can be shared <ul><li>class moves at a self-directed pace </li></ul><ul><li>students can be a temporary teacher </li></ul><ul><li>increased in-class discussion </li></ul><ul><li>collaborative notes </li></ul><ul><li>modeling methodology </li></ul><ul><li>anonymous responses </li></ul><ul><li>students are actively engaged and </li></ul><ul><li>participating in class </li></ul>
  14. 15. Having my work on the tablet PC displayed for the class (shared control) improved my participation in class” (75%) <ul><li>“ It influences you because you’re seeing not only your answers but others …it enables you to discuss different methods of solving problems.” </li></ul><ul><li>“… the shy students were more comfortable participating through the tablet…in dyknow than standing up and speaking”. </li></ul>
  15. 16. Send Panels <ul><li>students anonymously submit panels during a session </li></ul><ul><li>panels can be annotated immediately or returned at any time </li></ul><ul><li>returned panels are accessed with class notes </li></ul><ul><li>interaction continues beyond allocated class time </li></ul>
  16. 19. Instant feedback from students <ul><li>individual student results are privately </li></ul><ul><li>sent to the teacher </li></ul><ul><li>the teacher adds another question or </li></ul><ul><li>continues on depending on student </li></ul><ul><li>response </li></ul>
  17. 20. Students can write private notes and chat online
  18. 21. Challenges <ul><li>“… they (the tablets) could be a very distracting because it (takes) your mind away off lectures…when lectures becomes boring I tend to go on websites which is the worst thing I can do …” </li></ul><ul><li>slow connection to the internet </li></ul><ul><li>these issues continue to be addressed… </li></ul>
  19. 22. Workshop on the Impact of Pen Based Technology (WIPTE) Contest http:// www. wipte .org <ul><li>The students of the Applied Science and Technology (AST) Certificate Program won first prize ($3000) for their video </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Special Thanks to Ewan Gibson </li></ul><ul><li>Audio Visual Services – Seneca Libraries </li></ul>
  20. 23. Dyknow ® Contest 2010 http:// / <ul><li>The students of the AST Program won second prize (50 DyKnow licenses) </li></ul><ul><li>for their video </li></ul><ul><li>Special Thanks to Ewan Gibson (AVS) </li></ul>
  21. 24. Special thanks to : The Applied Science and Technology Fundamentals (AST) Certificate students Laurel Schollen – Dean FASET James Humphreys– Chair SBSAC Dawn Mercer – ORI Hassan Assiri – Manager ACS Gino Franceschetti – ACS Ewan Gibson - AVS SBSAC & FASET Faculty Supported by a 2008 Higher Education HP Technology for Teaching Grant, a 2010 Post Secondary DyKnow ® Collaborative Software Grant, and by Seneca FASET and ACS