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Tablet PC Definition
  Computer that uses a pen as opposed to a

  mouse for user interaction.
 Can be convertible, trad...
Tablet PC Definition
  Can be used exactly as a legal pad for

  note taking
 Since it is wireless, students and
  teach...
Condensed Wireless Network
 Connection to the Internet




Images retrieved from:
http://www.computerrepairmaintenance.com...
Benefits to teachers
Benefits to Teachers
    Improved lecture               Notes can be saved
                              
    ability   ...
Benefits to Students
Benefits to Students
    Distance Education

     Students view feedback that is written as
      being personal (McVey,...
Benefits to Students
    Traditional Classroom Setting

     Removes the physical barrier of the screen
      between th...
Benefits to Students
  Lectures become easier to follow because

  they know they will have access to the
  material late...
Learning Theories Applied
    Constructivism

     Individual access to a computer allows for
      constructivist proje...
References
Al-Zoubi, A., Sammour, G., & Al-Zoubi, Q. (2007). Utilization of tablet pcs in
          electromagnetics educa...
References
McVey, M. (2008). Writing in an online environment: Students views of
   inked feedback. International Journal ...
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Tablet PCs in Education

  1. 1. Tablet PC Definition Computer that uses a pen as opposed to a  mouse for user interaction.  Can be convertible, traditional notebook to a tablet pc.  User turns and folds the monitor based on the user’s need All Microsoft programs can be utilized with  the pen, allowing for easier annotation  Connect to projector wirelessly
  2. 2. Tablet PC Definition Can be used exactly as a legal pad for  note taking  Since it is wireless, students and teachers can connect to a wireless router for internet connectivity and intranet connectivity  Enables file sharing much like connecting a computer via an Ethernet cable
  3. 3. Condensed Wireless Network Connection to the Internet Images retrieved from: http://www.computerrepairmaintenance.com/images/wireless-router.jpg http://www.finalsense.com/news/it/notebook_pocketpc/fujitsu_p1610.htm
  4. 4. Benefits to teachers
  5. 5. Benefits to Teachers Improved lecture Notes can be saved   ability for later delivery to students  Allows easier annotation of lecture  Can be saved to a notes (Al- central server, allowing Zoubi, Sammour, Al- students access to the Zoubi, 2007) notes whenever to serve as a supplement Easier to import  to their notes graphics and add equations to the lecture Easier ability to review  student work
  6. 6. Benefits to Students
  7. 7. Benefits to Students Distance Education   Students view feedback that is written as being personal (McVey, 2008).  Students are able to identify more easily where the feedback needs to be applied (Steinweg, Williams, & Warren, 2006, p. 11)  Overall in distance education the tablet pc provides an improved experience for students because it makes the class more personal
  8. 8. Benefits to Students Traditional Classroom Setting   Removes the physical barrier of the screen between the teacher and the student (part of the reason for the creation of the tablet pc)  Can create a seamless learning experience between home and school (Kerawall, Oconnor, Underwood, duBoulay, Holmberg, Luckin, Smith, & Tunley, 2007, p. 301)  Improves note taking for the students (Gill, 2007).
  9. 9. Benefits to Students Lectures become easier to follow because  they know they will have access to the material later.  “All I had to do was follow the problem steps rather than write EVERYTHING down which is so hard to do while trying to comprehend.” (Gorgievski, Stroud, Truxaw, &DeFranco , 2005, p. 97)  Image from: http://www.mupad.com/mathpad/2007/s zabo/figure1.jpg
  10. 10. Learning Theories Applied Constructivism   Individual access to a computer allows for constructivist projects  Students have the necessary resources to conduct the research needed Instructivism   Improves lectures with easy ability to annotate presentations  Easily add equations, diagrams, etc. to lectures  Allows students to retrieved stored lecture notes
  11. 11. References Al-Zoubi, A., Sammour, G., & Al-Zoubi, Q. (2007). Utilization of tablet pcs in electromagnetics education. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning, 2, pp. 42-46 Alessi, S. & Trollip, S. (2001). Multimedia for learning: Methods and development, 3rd Edition. Boston: Allyn & Bacon Gill, T. (2007). Using the tablet pc for education. Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 1, pp. 183-190 Gorgievski, N., Stroud, R., Truxaw, M., DeFranco, T. (2005). Tablet PC: A preliminary report on a tool for teaching calculus. International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, 3, pp. 95-102 Kerawalle, L., OConnor, J., Underwood, J. duBoulay, B., Holmberg, J., Luckin, R., Smith, H., & Tunley, H. (2007). Exploring the potential of the homework system and tablet pcs to support the continuity of numeracy practices between home and primary school. Education Media International, 4, pp. 289-303
  12. 12. References McVey, M. (2008). Writing in an online environment: Students views of inked feedback. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 1, pp. 39-50 Steinweg, S., Williams, S., & Warren, S. (2006). Reaching through the screen: Using tablet pcs to provide feedback in an online class. Aural Special Education Quarterly, 2, pp. 8-12 Walker, G. (2001). The microsoft tablet pc. Pencomputing, retrieved December 27, 2008 from http://www.pencomputing.com/frames/tablet_pc.html

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