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What Does the Tablet PC Mean to You? A Phenomenological Research

IETI Volume 48, Number 3, ISSN 1470-3297


The goal of this study is to gain a detailed understanding of the experience of instructors who have been using Tablet PCs (TPCs) for their teaching practice. The study examines the lived experience of 28 faculty members from a College of Engineering which is promoting the diffusion of TPCs in the classroom. Phenomenology was adopted to answer the question "What is it like to use a TPC to teach a course?" Written applications, one-on-one interviews, classroom observations, and an online discussion board are the data sources. From the iterative process of qualitative data analysis, four common themes emerged in terms of converting to digital resources, teaching by handwriting on the screen, becoming comfortable with technology, and human enjoyment of using the TPC. (Contains 1 figure and 1 note.)


Lim, K.Y. (2011). What Does the Tablet PC Mean to You? A Phenomenological Research. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 48(3), 323-333. Retrieved February 29, 2020 from .

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