Palm Education Pioneers: Examining the Potential of the Handheld Computer
van 't Hooft Mark, Research Center for Educational Technology, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Handheld computers are showing up in classrooms across the country as school systems are searching for technology that is affordable, versatile, and portable. The Research Center for Educational Technology (RCET) at Kent State University has been investigating the use of handheld computers since May 2001, when the Center was designated as a research hub under the Palm Educational Pioneer (PEP) project. RCET created a CD-ROM that focuses on three of the teachers who participated in the project through this research hub. These teachers have effectively integrated handheld technology into their curriculum. The presentation will feature the information on the CD-ROM, including the learning outcomes of the highlighted curriculum, the teachers' perspectives on how technology has changed the way that they teach, and how technology helps their students learn. The presenter will also share the evaluation results from a study of the classrooms that participated in the project.
Mark, v.'.H. (2003). Palm Education Pioneers: Examining the Potential of the Handheld Computer. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2003--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 751-752). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).