Tablet technology in first year calculus and linear algebra teaching

Loch, Birgit I. (2005) Tablet technology in first year calculus and linear algebra teaching. In: Kingfisher Delta '05: 5th Southern Hemisphere Conference on Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics Teaching and Learning, 22-26 Nov 2005, Fraser Island, Australia.

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Abstract

Although tablet technology has been around for more than a decade, it seems to be used mainly in niche markets such as arts and design, and it appears to have bypassed most of academia. The purpose of this paper is to show the usefulness and effectiveness of tablet technology in undergraduate mathematics teaching by sharing experiences made using a graphics tablet for lecturing a large first year class. It is meant to encourage discussion of current teaching tools, for instance for lecture delivery, preparation of on-line material and student consultation at a distance. This technology allows writing by hand on the computer as well as keeping a record of what has been written, which makes publication of this material on the course website very simple.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This is a preprint version of the article.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:16
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: tablet technology; large first year class; tablet PC; graphics tablet; pen-based lecture delivery; workbook
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/185

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