Wireless tablet PCs for enhanced teaching at an Australian regional university teaching both campus and distance modes

Goh, Steven Chingnam and Galligan, Linda Ann and Ku, Harry (2013) Wireless tablet PCs for enhanced teaching at an Australian regional university teaching both campus and distance modes. In: 120th American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition (ASEE 2013): Engineering Education: Frankly, We Do Give a D*mn, 23-26 Jun 2013, Atlanta, GA. United States.

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This paper examines the concept of using Tablet PCs as a potential effective learning and teaching (L&T) enhancement tool in classroom environments for on-campus and distance teaching modes. It reports on findings and recommendations of a faculty sponsored L&T enhancement project in the Faculty of Engineering and Surveying at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), which aims to investigate the role of wireless enabled Tablet PCs as a teaching and learning enhancement tool and its impact on student's retention and progression. The project has identified scenarios of using Table PCs by educators in classroom settings. These include using Tablet PC as a presentation medium with hand-drawing functionality, an electronic assignment marker, a lecture recording tool, and a wireless video projection. Pedagogical aspects of wireless tablet PCs are also briefly discussed in this paper. It has been noted in our project that the use of tablet PCs as a teaching tool has assisted to improve parity between on-campus and external students, improve interactivity between teachers and students, illustration of concepts, and turnaround of marking assignments.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © American Society for Engineering Education, 2013. Paper ID #6128. Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2013 02:30
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2017 06:26
Uncontrolled Keywords: elearning; wireless technology; student progress; engineering students; higher education research
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100510 Wireless Communications
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24083

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