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Experiences from a wireless-enabled tablet classroom

Tutty, Jodi, White, Barbara and Pascoe, Robert (2005). Experiences from a wireless-enabled tablet classroom. In: Young, Alison and Tolhurst, Denise Seventh Australasian Computers in Education Conference (ACE2005), Newcastle, 31 January - 4 February, 2005.

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Author Tutty, Jodi
White, Barbara
Pascoe, Robert
Title Experiences from a wireless-enabled tablet classroom
Conference Name Seventh Australasian Computers in Education Conference (ACE2005)
Conference Location Newcastle
Conference Dates 31 January - 4 February, 2005
Conference Publication Title Computing Education 2005. Proceedings of the Seventh Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2005)
Editor Young, Alison
Tolhurst, Denise
Place of Publication Newcastle, Australia
Publisher Australian Computer Society Inc.
Publication Year 2005
Volume Number 42
ISBN 1-920682-24-4   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
ISSN 1445-1336   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 165
End Page 172
Total Pages 8
Field of Research 1399 - Other Education
0899 - Other Information and Computing Sciences
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DEST)
Abstract Traditional lecture/tutorial/laboratory format employed in many university courses, despite the best intentions of teaching staff, can place students as passive receivers of knowledge rather than active participants in the learning process. Wireless enabled tablet classrooms offer the opportunity to challenge the boundaries of traditional place-based instruction so that educational considerations rather than the physical infrastructure drive the teaching and learning process (Bleed, 2001). This paper reports the outcomes of restructuring the delivery of several courses taught by two IT lecturers using mobile tablet technology to create constructivist type learning environments. Not withstanding challenging technical problems in the first deployment, both students and staff were generally positive about the approach and willing to participate in future tablet classes.
Additional Notes Volume 42 - Computing Education 2005 - CRPIT Series
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URL http://crpit.com/abstracts/CRPITV42Tutty.html
 
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