Use of wireless tablet PCs as an effective learning and teaching enhancement tool

Xiang, Wei and Goh, Steven and Pather, Selvan and Maxwell, Andrew and Wang, Hao and Ku, Harry (2009) Use of wireless tablet PCs as an effective learning and teaching enhancement tool. In: EDUCAUSE Australasia Conference 2009: Innovate, Collaborate and Sustain, 3-6 May 2009, Perth, Australia.


This paper examines the concept of using Tablet PCs as a potential effective learning and teaching (L&T) enhancement tool in classroom environments. 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 L&T enhancement tool and its impact on student 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 projector.
Pedagogical aspects of wireless tablet PCs are widely exploited in this paper. It has been discovered that the use of tablet PCs as a teaching tool helps improve on parity between on-campus and external students, improve on 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: Authors retain copyright.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2009 23:13
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2014 05:58
Uncontrolled Keywords: tablet PC; technology-enhanced learning
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education

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