The Impact of Tablet PCs and Pen-based Technology 2006: Vignettes, Evaluations, and Future Directions

The Impact of Tablet PCs and Pen-based Technology 2006: Vignettes, Evaluations, and Future Directions (Paperback)

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The Impact of Tablet PCs and Pen-based Technology 2006: Vignettes, Evaluations, and Future Directions
Paperback
Purdue University Press
WIPTE
06/11/2006
176pp
English
6.00" x 9.00"
1557534349
9781557534347
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Book Description

The tablet PC and similar pen-based devices are being embraced by a wide variety of disciplines as tools for the radical enhancement of teaching and learning. Deployments of Tablet PCs span all the K-12, higher education, and graduate levels and deal with an amazingly diverse range of subject areas, including geology, writing, mathematics, computer science, Japanese language, physics, engineering, business, economics, and technical communications. Despite the diversity of content areas, many deployments generate a singular passion among students and teachers. In April of 2006, a group of educators gathered to exchange ideas at the First Workshop on the Impact of Pen-based Technology on Education (WIPTE). The editors have selected a subset of papers that were presented at WIPTE for inclusion in this book. The papers have been selected for their broad appeal, diverse content, and insightful evaluations. The collective experiences of these authors will help the reader to identify best practices with regard to the educational use of pen-based computing.

About the Editor(s):

Dr. Dave Berque is professor and chair of computer science at DePauw University. He earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In 1997, he was named the Baccalaureate Colleges Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He has published more than 20 refereed journal and conference papers and has received several grants from the National Science Foundation. Dave's pen-based computing projects have been discussed in a variety of venues including CNN, The New York Times, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Dave also works as an instructional technology consultant for DyKnow.

Jane Prey is a Program Manager at Microsoft Research, External Research and Programs. She spent 11 years as a faculty member in the Computer Science Department at the University of Virginia. In addition, Jane spent two years as a Program Director in the Division of Undergraduate Education at the National Science Foundation.

Rob H. Reed is the Higher Education Segment Manager in the Personal Systems Group at Hewlett-Packard. He has thirteen years of experience in the fields of engineering and technology. Prior to joining Hewlett-Packard, Rob worked in University Relations for Microsoft Research. Rob has worked for Deloitte Consulting and taught technology to undergraduates at Indiana University.